What is the best free content distribution network (CDN) plugin for WordPress?

John Matthews April 23, 2011
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Hello. What would be the best free CDN for a wordpress blog? The CDN should be speedy, and must be free. I am currently looking at:
1. Cloudfare
2. SpeedyMirror
3. CoralCDN

Which other free CDN do you recommend? Thank you for your help.

  1. Vineet Saxena
    February 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    The free CDN services are not much effective. Try using MaxCDN. It is really effective.

    • Aibek
      February 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      MaxCDN is pretty good.
      The W3TC plugin supports it as well.

      Aibek

  2. Jaibee Joseph
    February 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    my choice is cloudflare..

  3. John Matthews
    April 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Ah alright. I shouldn't have been a cheap-o. Yes, they are. Thank you, learnt the lesson of a lifetime.

  4. James Bruce
    April 24, 2011 at 6:46 am

    CloudFlare isn't really a CDN, at least not on the free plan. It does speed up your site, but not in the sense of hosting images and css for you. It simply cuts out duplicate requests and prevents illegitimate requests, but it's definintely useful to have in addition to any other caching you perform.

    CoralCDN will not help, it's only designed to handle digg-effects. In addition, you have to manually append the URL to anything you want to server through their network - bad for SEO, and non-automated.

    Beyond that though - if you have the traffic to require a CDN, you really ought to stop being so cheap and expecting a decent service for free. What would a company running a free CDN for you possibly have to gain out of the equation? If it's a real CDN, theres no way to inject ads in there, and yet that company has to provide servers in many geographic locations to serve those files quickly. You simply don't get services for free. There is always a cost, and most free services use advertising. CDNs cant do that, hence they aren't free.

    I'm curious, is your hosting and domain name free too??