As you know, MickGenie.com is running with CDN as my previous post on http://www.mickgenie.com/mickgenie-com-live-with-content-delivery-network/. Mick Genie found out the website loading time actually faster than earlier.
Now, Mick Genie going to guide you how to install CDN and configure it with your WordPress.
What is CDN(Content Delivery Network)?
Content Delivery Network as known as Content Distribution Network (CDN) is a computer system contain a copies of static data of your blog from the central server from the world.
Advantage to get CDN
- Security – With CDN, it adds additional of the security level, CDN concept said that when your bottleneck under attack, all of the attack not going through to your hosted server only, but it is actually separate to all of the central server and the attack level will slow down.
- Availability – With large network of the central server, the availability of the network is better than single server.
There are some CDN provider by now, and mickgenie.com actually using services from ExaBytes Network.
How to Install CDN
Step 1: Get the CDN provider.
If you interested to purchase CDN services, you may contact ExaBytes Sales team here.
Step 2: Add CDN Site
You got to set CDN Hostname where mickgenie.com have cdn.mickgenie.com.
Step 3: Add the CNAME record
Once you have set the CDN Site from the CDN provider, you will be given CNAME record such as detail below.
cdn IN CNAME cdn.provider.com.
Then you have try to test by browse to cdn.mickgenie.com and ping it if it is working.
Step 4: Install WordPress plugin – W3 Total Cache
With this article, Mick Genie recommend W3 Total Cache where it is easy to install from your WordPress.
To install W3 Total Cache, go to your WordPress Plugin, Add new, search W3 Total Cache and install it.
You have done it.