Did you know that site loading times are one of the most important factors when looking at how users engage with your site? It’s true, and if your site doesn’t load within just a few seconds time you could be losing a big chunk of your audience! It’s also important to note that Google puts a huge emphasis on fast loading sites as well. After all… why would they want to recommend slow loading sites at the top of the search results? Exactly… they wouldn’t!
So now the next big question is, how can you increase the loading time of your site?
This can be done in various methods such as reducing the image and file size of content throughout your site, limiting WordPress plugins and also using low impact site designs and themes. To bring your site loading time to its fastest possible speed, many experts will recommend using a content delivery network (CDN) — which is a large distribution of proxy servers located throughout the world with the goal of server site data from a server that is closest to the individual accessing the site.
KeyCDN – How and Why CDN Networks Work
KeyCDN is a content delivery network that has made the process of syncing up your site and content with their CDN network quite easy — which is something that can’t be said for other CDN networks. With most sites running off WordPress, it’s really only a matter of installing their plugin and changing a few settings.
A good example of this would be if you lived in the United States and has a shared hosting plan with just one server located in Texas. This would be fine, but to make the performance and speed of your site faster, you could connect to a CDN network that would have servers located throughout the world (like in the example below). Again, the concept here is that KeyCDN has servers throughout the world that could load your site content faster based upon where individuals are accessing your site.
With planned and existing Points of Presence (POPs) throughout the world, covering most of the Americas, Europe and Asia/Oceania, they are one of the top CDN providers in the hosting space today. You can see a full list of all active KeyCDN servers by clicking here.
To learn more about how KeyCDN and the whole concept of content delivery networks work, be sure to check out the short video below.
How to Connect Your Site to KeyCDN
As someone who has been in the world of online marketing and content creation for nearly twenty years now, I can tell you that the process of setting up and managing sites continues to get easier as technology progresses. At the same time, managing a server is not something I want to do — nor do I want to have to mess around with server settings and DNS changes.
Fortunately, with the technological advancements in hosting and CDN providers there is no longer a need to bash your head against the desk to try and figure all of this out. To connect your site with KeyCDN, you only have to follow this simple 7-step process.
- Register for a free account at KeyCDN.com
- Activate and confirm you account and site details
- Create a “Pull Zone” within your account
- Install CDN Enabler and Cache Enabler within WordPress
- Update settings within CDN Enabler to match KeyCDN
- Sit back and think about how easy that was for a couple mins while your site and KeyCDN to sync up
- Run a speed test on your site with Pingdom and compare your stats within KeyCDN
Yes, that’s all it takes to quickly and efficiently increase the speed of your site with KeyCDN.
How Much Does KeyCDN Cost?
When you think about how much traffic and revenue you could be losing with a slow loading time, the cost of connecting with a CDN is quite minimal. In most cases, it will cost much less than your current web hosting prices and what’s even more exciting, is that you are only paying for the amount of data you use.
All prices are based off of traffic coverage on a GB basis. A high traffic site might run through 1TB of data per year on average. This would mean you have roughly $40 in traffic costs with KeyCDN (which breaks down to less than $4 per month). Again, this is all broken down on a per site basis and you won’t know your actual traffic levels or costs until you give their service a run.
To give you an idea on what your site might cost for CDN usage, take a look at the “Traffic Pricing per GB” and location below.
The world of content delivery is nothing new and there are plenty of services out there to choose from. KeyCDN is at the top of the list when it comes to best value and they are so confident that their service is better than the competition, they actually list all of the top CDNs out there in the price comparison chart below.
Like most people you are probably wondering about the exact cost of setting up a CDN with your site and how much traffic you are actually pushing through your site? The good news is that KeyCDN offers a free 30-day trial for anyone to sync up and test their platform. This will allow you to not only see how much faster your site can load with their service, but also a good idea on the price you will be paying for your monthly data as well.
Speed Up Your Site, Increase Your Traffic & Earnings
As mentioned earlier, there is nothing more important than the loading time of your site. It’s not just about keeping your audience happy, it’s about ranking higher in the search results as well. You’ve already put in a lot of time, money and effort into your site… so why let something like a slow loading time get in the way?
Click here to create an account with KeyCDN.com and see how the power of content delivery networks can increase the speed and performance of your site!