One of the easiest and most obvious ways to improve site performance is to use a CDN. Improving the efficiency of the web platform improves the user experience, increases customer loyalty, and enhances SEO. The G-Core Labs company is the world leader in the number of servers united in a single network. If you don’t know which CDN service to choose and where to start the process of optimizing a web resource, contact G-Core Labs to learn all the details and get qualified help.
What is a CDN, and what are its benefits?
CDN is a network of servers scattered in different parts of the world. Unlike traditional hosting, a CDN does not store the entire site but static and voluminous media content. For faster transfer, this content is cached, so it is quickly transferred between servers and from server to user.
Content is transmitting speed, and the proximity of the equipment to the users has its impact. Every page loads instantly or in a matter of seconds. It gives additional advantages:
- The rejection rate is decreasing.
- Session duration (user’s stay on the site) increases by 23%.
- Search engines rank the web platform much better.
- The rate of conversions on sites is increasing.
- The level of data protection is increasing.
- Vulnerability to hacker attacks is reduced.
You don’t need a CDN only in one case – you have a non-commercial regional site that acts as a business card. So, a CDN becomes a critical prerequisite for a website’s success.
How do I add a CDN to my website?
For the client’s browser to access the files uploaded in a cached form to the CDN server, it is usually necessary to change the links in the site code. However, it is long and technically difficult, and there are easier ways.
Plugins for CMS have a convenient and intuitive interface. It allows you to change links in the site code quickly. So, if you use WordPress or Joomla, you can use the tools offered by these systems to make the necessary changes automatically.
Hosting with an integrated CDN allows you to simplify traffic routing thanks to DNS servers. Not all platforms offer their users such an option, but it’s great when such an opportunity still exists.
G-Core Labs customers do not need to change the code: G-Core Labs CDN starts working 15 minutes after connecting the service. The benefits and technical capabilities of a CDN are combined with DNS hosting, so setup takes a moment. You will be able to cope with this task even without technical programming skills.
In addition to the speed of the server installation, you will get several additional benefits. In particular, G-Core Labs servers allow you to cache not only statistical but also dynamic content, so your site will work faster even than those platforms that also use CDN for their work. By default, the data of visitors to your site will be protected because the web server works according to the HTTP/2 protocol and an SSL certificate. Even if you haven’t received these certificates yet, they activate automatically. This is another factor of increasing trust in the web platform, a guarantee of data transfer security, and an essential step for increasing the reliability of the site in the eyes of search engines.
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