Dear WordPress Aficionado,
It’s OK. I totally understand…
If you clicked the link by accident and now you need to find your way out as soon as possible, I will not take it personally.
Evaluating CDN vendors for your WordPress is hands down one of the awful leisure activities you can engage in right now.
It’s an overly technical topic. And it’s easy to get confused.
So they are an important part of your “infrastructure,” especially if you manage a commercial website, and thus you need evergrowing web traffic.
The question then is:
How do I choose a Content Delivery Network in 2022?
The procedure is very similar to the one we used to choose the best caching plugin for your WordPress site. Basically, you search in Google for “best CDN,” and you open the first three or four results.
Then you should take into account the following five things:
Does the vendor offer a free plan, and how much cost the paid plans?
If you have just launched your website, you probably don’t need something expensive. Moreover, several reputable vendors offer free plans.
Ease Of Use
How much effort will it cost you to set it up?
Some vendors offer you a minimal user interface where most of the managing you need to do by yourself, probably writing code.
If you’re not a web developer or don’t use web developing services, I strongly recommend staying away from those. It would be best if you had a vendor that offers you a WordPress plugin, or at least it gives you access to a good user interface.
How many data centers does the CDN vendor manage?
If you only sell products and services to local users, any vendor with regional data centers will do the job. But if you want organic traffic from all over the world, you need a vendor with many data centers located on every continent.
What will the CDN do for your website?
Will there be anyone to help you if you get stuck?
As we talked earlier, evaluating and setting up a CDN can be an overly technical topic, so you must be prepared to research and learn a lot of new stuff. It comes with the territory.
And sometimes you will need a helping hand to solve an issue…
So, in the end, managing WordPress sites is not always that fun. Of course, we can’t give up just because it’s hard or boring. Our dream for a successful online business should be stronger than that.
The Code & Marketing Combinator