Published on April 22nd, 2017 | by Guest


How to choose the right CDN service. Tips from SpaceCDN.

Many website owners or managers are conflicted when it comes to choosing a CDN service for their website. The reason for this is that they don’t really know what each type of CDN can provide therefore they aren’t able to tell if it’s worth investing in the most expensive CDN service or if they would be just as happy with the cheapest CDN service. It is important to differentiate the available types of CDN so that the best solution for a specific, individual website can be used. This will not only maximize performance but also indirectly boosting profit and website image. This is because word spreads around quickly when a website is lightning fast and won’t keep visitors waiting.

In order to gain the maximum out of CDN, take a look at the different types of CDN and what situation better fits each one. There are two main types of CDN services available, and they are Push CDN and Pull CDN. Pull CDN is also referred to as origin Pull or original Pull. Here are the differences between the two.

Pull CDN is a type of CDN pull that revolves around the idea of the CDN server retrieving content on its own. This CDN service will periodically access the original, user-owned server and retrieve content so that it may be served when it is required. This type of CDN is best used in situations where the website generates a lot of traffic.  If the website is traffic-intense, a Pull CDN solution will ensure that traffic is evenly spread and that the platform continues to be stable.

Push CDN is a type of CDN service that has the user personally and manually upload content to the CDN server. This comes with some benefits such as the fact that the user is able to directly influence how content is displayed on the CDN service. This means they have control over how often content is refreshed, when it updates and also what and how much content makes it into the next cycle.  The best place for a Push type CDN service is on websites that aren’t so traffic intense. If the website has less stressful activity, a Push CDN is not only more convenient but also able to save the user some unnecessary hassle. Since there is nowhere near as much traffic, there’s no need for period refreshes such as with Pull CDN and the originally uploaded content can remain the same.

Taking these details into consideration can make the difference between an OK benefit from CDN and a highly significant improvement through CDN. It is also worth mentioning that choosing “the other option” doesn’t mean that CDN will be obsolete in terms of effectiveness, as any CDN is better than no CDN when it comes to website loading speeds.

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