Cheap Web Hosting is Sufficient with New Cloud Caching!

Welcome to a new world, where cheap, low-cost web hosting is sufficient for most sites. Sounds too good to be true? It's not. Technology is changing the web hosting game in ways that are shaking up the industry. Cheap Web Hosting - A Bad Idea? For years, you may have heard that cheap web … [Read more...]

The Best CDN in South Africa isn’t Good Enough!

Africa has a CDN problem. It's unique in that almost every CDN company has a server in Africa but using it will probably slow down your site! We're so used to the idea of "needing a CDN", that we never pause to consider the exceptions. And Africa is an exception. It doesn't matter if you have the … [Read more...]

Why Pay for a CDN if Cloudflare is Free?

I've often called Cloudflare the best CDN, even though it's free. And honestly, it's not easy to refute. Cloudflare works so well and with so little setup, that they dominate the CDN space like no other. So why would you even bother paying money for a CDN like KeyCDN or BunnyCDN when Cloudflare is … [Read more...]

Every CDN Ignores Your Cache Retention Preferences

After years of working with different CDN providers, I've reached a disturbing conclusion. All CDNs ignore your cache retention preferences. They flush your data long before you want them to. And I have the data to prove it. This drags down your cache hit ratio and slows down your site. Ideally, … [Read more...]

Why Cloudflare is the Best CDN (Even if it’s Free!)

I've been experimenting with a lot of different CDNs lately, and I've come to a realization. Cloudflare is the best CDN out of all the others in the market. It's easy to take it for granted. It's free, after all. It comes with most hosting plans out of the box. Hosts like SiteGround for example, … [Read more...]