A CDN is a network of web servers, spread apart all over the globe, which work together to connect visitors to your site using the nearest server so that your site loads at maximum speed for each user.
Out of the top 100,000 websites, about 75% of them use a CDN.
Because a CDN will make most sites load noticeably quicker.
It’s a matter of proximity—that is, literal physical distance. If you’re in San Diego and you’re trying to load a web page which is hosted in Dallas, you’re going to experience a little bit of lag. That’s because 1300 miles is a long way; even when the data travels at thousands of miles per second, the sheer distance causes a noticeable stutter. And that’s no bueno.
If that web page were hosted using a CDN, it’d be a different story. Rather than pinging the only server 1300 miles away, you’d be able to ping the CDN server nearest San Diego—which would likely be less than 100 miles. Bingo!
So… which CDN do we use at theCLIKK?
We use Cloudflare and always have. But there are dozens of options available, so have a look around and pick one that suits your needs.