CDN: Content Delivery Network. Chances are that if you integrated a 3rd party service or app (like Google Analytics or Facebook) with your WordPress website, you are already partially using a CDN. There are some complex mechanics involved, but the point of CDN services is to house cached copies of your content in a network of servers (Points of Presence or PoPs) across the globe and serve the pages to visitors requesting for it that are nearest.
That approach has a lot of benefits. In this post, we’ll take a look at what you gain from CDN integration and why you should go for it (given sufficient global traffic to justify its use). [Read more…]