What Is A Content Delivery Network (CDN)?

Although prices continue to drop on hosting and bandwidth, it can still be pretty expensive to host a website on a premium hosting platform. And if you’re not paying a lot, chances are that your site is pretty slow – losing your significant amounts of business. As you think about your servers hosting your site, they have to put up with many requests. Some of those requests may require your server to communicate with other

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

We’ve written, to a great extent, the impact of speed on your users’ behavior. And, of course, if there’s an impact on user behavior, there’s an impact on search engine optimization. Most people don’t realize the number of factors involved in the simple process of typing in a web page and having that page load for you. Now that half of almost all site traffic is mobile, it’s also imperative to have lightweight, really fast

9 Deadly Mistakes that Make Sites Slow

Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite

13 Examples of How Site Speed Impacted Business Results

We’ve written quite a bit about the factors that impact your website’s ability to load quickly and shared how slower speeds hurt your business. I’m honestly surprised by the number of clients we consult with that spend enormous amounts of time and energy on content marketing and promotion strategies – all while loading them on a substandard host with a site that’s not optimized to load quickly. We continue to monitor our own site speed and

Implementing Amazon S3 for WordPress Blogs

Note: Since writing this, we’ve since migrated to Flywheel with a Content Delivery Network powered By StackPath CDN, a much faster CDN than Amazon. Unless you are on a premium, enterprise hosting platform, it’s difficult to get enterprise performance with a CMS like WordPress. Load sharing, backups, redundancy, replication, and content delivery don’t come cheap. Many IT representatives view platforms like WordPress and use them because they’re free. Free is relative, though. Put WordPress on