Content Delivery Network

Is your blog growing big fast? If you’re overshooting your bandwidth allocations or your server is slowing down to a crawl with your continuous traffic, maybe it’s time for you to consider utilizing a CDN (Content Delivery Network). Here’s Wikipedia’s brief description:

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers networked together across the Internet that cooperate transparently to forward stage content closer to end users, most often for the purposes of improving performance and scalability.

A CDN is a cost–effective way of offloading your content to other servers so you can deal with the more important performance aspect of your site. If you’re using WordPress for your site or weblog, there are two plugins that will do the CDN dirty work for you:

The first one works only with the Amazon S3 service while the latter works only with Cloud Files.

Consider a CDN solution next time your site seems slow to load, it just might be your solution.