MaxCDN is one of the largest Content Delivery Network provider. They accelerate your site and decrease the server load. We started using MaxCDN in 2010. The main reason behind our decision was site performance and SEO. After the Google Panda update, everyone knows that site load time plays a crucial role in your search engine ranking positions (SERPs). They help accelerate popular sites including The Next Web, Disqus, Stackoverflow, BuySellAds and others.
Over the past two years, we have had great experience using MaxCDN. We use it on all of our websites. Our founder, have come to know the folks behind the company on a personal basis. They are great folks who value their customer service to the highest extent. All of our users who have signed up with MaxCDN have only given us positive remarks. If we had to rate them, we would give them a perfect out of 5 star rating.
For those who are wondering this article will explain: What is a CDN, and Why you Need it? Or simply click on the image below to view the infographic:
Another big reason to use MaxCDN is that it integrates with WordPress fairly easily. We have written an article on how to install MaxCDN in WordPress.
On the sites we have worked with, we have noticed that it can speed up your site performance by upto 350%. No matter how big your blog is, you can always benefit from it. For those who just want a simple bullet point list, here is why we use it:
- Speed – Once we started using a CDN on our site, the site got faster.
- Crash Resistance – Thanks to you guys for sharing our articles, we have received huge spells of traffic from social media on some of our articles. If it wasn’t for the proper CDN and caching setup, then our site would crash so many times. CDN allows us to distribute the load to multiple servers instead of having 100% traffic to our main server thus making it less likely to crash.
- Improved User Experience – Since we started using a CDN, we have noticed a decline in bounce rate on our site. Furthermore, we have also seen increased in pageviews and numbers of pages viewed by each user. So clearly a fast site means improved user experience.
- Improvement in SEO – Google has clearly stated that faster sites tend to rank higher in Search Engines. We have noticed our site ranking higher once we did the optimization on our site.