WordPress: Using a Content Delivery Network

WordPress: Using a Content Delivery Network

English | MP4 | AVC 1280×720 | AAC 48KHz 2ch | 0h 39m | 118 MB

If you have a WordPress site, you may have heard that you can benefit from using a content delivery network (CDN), but you might not understand the technology or how to use it. This course teaches what you need to know to confidently use a CDN with a WordPress site.

CDNs are great, but they aren’t necessary for every website. Instructor Carrie Dils explains what a CDN is, what types of sites benefit from a CDN, and what type of content a CDN serves. What if your web host already has a CDN, but you want to use your own? Carrie shows you how to proceed. A CDN is just one part of a larger strategy for optimizing your website for speed, and Carrie explains some other parts to consider. Carrie walks you through how to choose a CDN provider and reviews key features of several popular CDN providers. Once you’ve chosen a CDN provider, you’ll need to enable, configure, and integrate the CDN. Carrie shows you how to navigate that process successfully, including how to speed test your site.

+ Table of Contents

1 WordPress and CDNs
2 What you should know
3 Speed up your site with a CDN
4 Will your site benefit from a CDN
5 WordPress hosting with a CDN
6 Review pricing options for CDNs
7 CDN as part of your site optimization strategy
8 Considerations for choosing a CDN
9 Review key features of StackPath (formerly MaxCDN)
10 Review key features of AWS CloudFront
11 Review key features of Cloudflare
12 Review key features of KeyCDN
13 Review key features of Jetpack Site Accelerator
14 Select a CDN
15 Enable CDN on your web host
16 Configure your CDN
17 Using SSL with a CDN
18 Use a plugin to enable CDN on your site
19 Speed testing your site
20 Continue your learning journey