Category Archives: Website Speed

A slow site can impede your ability to rank well in the search engines, and also provides a frustrating user-experience. Find out how to measure your current website speed, and discover tips and tricks on how to super charge your website and deliver a fast, responsive experience for your users.

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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Custom SSL now available for MetaCDN Website Accelerator

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Overview

MetaCDN is pleased to announce the long-awaited launch of custom SSL support for our Website Accelerator service. This allows customers to securely use their own branded domains (e.g. https://cdn.yourdomain.com) when accelerating websites or content using the MetaCDN Website Accelerator. You can enable Custom SSL on your own domain name from as little as $200 per month. For the rest of July, we are offering free setup on all Custom SSL services, saving you up to $1000!

If you’d like to get started and take advantage of our introductory free setup offer, email MetaCDN Support at support@metacdn.com to begin the setup process.

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MetaCDN Sponsors Magento Imagine Conference

MetaCDN is pleased to announce we are Silver Sponsors of the upcoming Magento Imagine eCommerce Conference, held on MAY 12TH – 14TH at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

MetaCDN are Silver Sponsors of Magento's Imagine Conference.
MetaCDN are Silver Sponsors of Magento’s Imagine Conference.

Imagine is the premier eCommerce event,  bringing together more than 1,700 merchants, partners, developers, digital industry experts and open source enthusiasts, from over 35 countries, for three days of networking, collaboration, cutting-edge sessions and, of course, imagination!

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MetaCDN 2.2 – Simplified Website Acceleration and Live Streaming plans

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We are very pleased to announce the 2.2 release of the MetaCDN platform, available immediately. As part of this release, we are thrilled to announce some exciting new plans for Website Accelerator and Live Streaming customers. Super-charging your online presence has never been more affordable or powerful, allowing you to reach a global audience with confidence and ease.

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MetaCDN: Simplified global website acceleration and live streaming.

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