How to Configure WordPress to Use CDN(Content Delivery Network)

As you know, is running with CDN as my previous post on 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

  • Speed – With CDN, all of your static file such as image, javascript, etc will store to the CDN central server. You will get the latest cache file from the central server depend on your Geographically area, hence the speed load will be faster than usual.
  • 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.

CDN Provider
There are some CDN provider by now, and 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 have

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.

Then you have try to test by browse to 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.

Step 5: Configure W3 Total Cache

At General Setting, from Content Delivery Network section, check the check box and select Mirror option.

Go to CDN Setting, configure the CDN hostname to and save it.

You have done it.

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Mick Genie

Mick Genie is the founder of and working at ExaBytes Network Sdn Bhd and WPWebHost web host company. He is expertise in Windows and Linux environment especially web hosting related information, tips and trick as well as the IT Information.