CDN Recommendation


(Joe Buhlig) #1

I’m about to launch a couple new communities in the upcoming weeks and I’m working out all of my hosting and plugin details. A concern I have is storage of uploads. It’s mostly a preemptive measure I’m considering. But I know very little about them. A few questions:

  1. Is a CDN worthwhile at the onset? I’m planning to do the $20/month Digital Ocean installation.
  2. I think I read a topic here about migrating to a CDN later. Am I correct in thinking it’s a simple move later on?
  3. What are some of the most common and most recommended providers? I typically just hear of Amazon.

I greatly appreciate any feedback you can give.


(Logan Mathews) #2
  1. CDNs being worthwhile on the onset depends on the expected userload and cost. Fortunately there are things like cloudflare which are free and provide an amazing feature to cost ratio.
  2. Yes, moving to a CDN later is quite easy
  3. Some of the most common and recommended providers at relatively fair prices are

MaxCDN
Fast.ly
CloudFlare


(Joe Buhlig) #4

Thanks, @ColdSun. I’m unsure of the load expectation currently. But I’ll certainly look into those.

For now, it’s nice to know I don’t have to worry about it.


(Sam Saffron) #5

I would also look at keycdn they already fully rolled out http/2

Maxcdn and fastly are great we use both


(Joe Buhlig) #6

Thanks, Sam. Will do. I thought I’d seen Fastly was used here on meta but wasn’t sure. Thanks for the feedback.


(Logan Mathews) #7

Additionally, if http/2 is something you’re interested in, CloudFlare also supports it (in addition to KeyCDN as mentioned by Sam)


(ljpp) #9

I’ve been using CloudFlare’s freebie and I really like the benefits and their DNS management.