Category Archives: Website Acceleration

MetaCDN accelerates your entire website – both static and dynamic content – to ensure your customers get blazingly fast load speeds every time they visit your site. We help keep them engaged and on your site.

Velocity Web Operations and Performance Day 1

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I’ve just finished up a highly enjoyable first day here at the Velocity Conference in New York. Day 1 consisted of a full day of tutorials before the main conference tracks kick off on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It was a great opportunity to touch base with many of our peers and partners such as Cedexis, Dyn, EdgeCast, MaxCDN and Fastly. Being a web performance focused company, my eyes were firmly on the Performance Track. Here is what I saw:

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Introducing Our New $20/month Basic Plan!

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MetaCDN is pleased to announce the introduction of a new lower tier ‘Basic’ CDN plan.

The $20/month ‘Basic’ plan is perfect for users with a single website who don’t need the added extras of our higher tier plans. 

You can find more detailed information on the plan here. If you’re interested in the new plan we recommend you start start the 14 day free trial, and give our CDN a whirl!

If you have any queries about the new plan tweet us at @metacdn or send us an email.

New Feature – Monthly Rollover for Unused Credit

unused-credit-header-small-metacdn We’re pleased to announce that MetaCDN are now offering monthly rollover for unused credits for all Content Delivery and Live Streaming plans. Credits left over from the previous month’s allocation are now being rolled over into the next month. This is free of charge, and is now in effect for all new and existing accounts.

A few things to note:

  • If your account is closed then reopened you will lose all of the built up credits and will have to start from scratch.
  • Credits are now effectively valid for 2 months.

If you have any questions about this new feature feel free to contact us!

So what is a CDN anyway, and why is a Multi CDN Better?

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A CDN or Content Delivery Network places web server clusters (PoPs or points of presence) in strategic geographical locations across the globe to improve the responsiveness and locality of the content (images, videos, javascript, CSS, etc.) it hosts for end-users. The aim is to improve the end-user experience by ensuring that web sites are fast, reliable and robust, deliver a consistent service level and exceed the performance expectations of all end-users no matter where they are in the world. 

So if I’m not using a CDN, then how is my website currently serving content to visitors?

In most cases your server is likely serving your website content  using the following method.

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Reducing Your Website Load Time by 1 Second Can Have a BIG Impact! Here’s How.

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MetaCDN recently evaluated the impact of a 1 second reduction in page load time for a client. While 1 second seems like a small saving, it’s often just the tip of the iceberg. This client ended up saving a huge 4,234 hours per year in load times! This was achieved with the use of our CDN (content delivery network)!

The infographic below explains the load time reduction for our client and then goes on to explain a little about why reducing load times is so important for every site especially eCommerce websites.

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