Tag Archives: cdn

Do Web Fonts & JavaScript Slow Down My Site?

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Let’s have a look at two of the the things you are likely running on your site that could be costing you seconds on your load times. JavaScript and Web Fonts are both very common on most modern websites and both can be optimized by loading them from a CDN.

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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.

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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Join us at Magento Imagine for The Mega Magento Battle

MetaCDN is very excited to be Silver Sponsors of the Magento Imagine eCommerce Conference, held on MAY 12TH – 14TH at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

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Everything MetaCDN related can be found at our special Magento Imagine landing page, metacdn.com/imagine

James Broberg and Cameron Lowe from MetaCDN are already on the ground in Las Vegas preparing for the big show. If you want to talk about Web Performance, Content Delivery Networks or Magento Optimization come and find us! We will be available at the following locations:

  • Catch us at the Magento #PreImagine Community TweetUp at Culinary Dropout on Sunday 11/5 from 4-7pm.
  • Come and say hello to us in Booth #68B at the Imagine Marketplace during Marketplace hours from Monday – Wednesday. Visitors can get a free Web Performance Report on their Magento powered website just by visiting us!
  • Send a tweet to @jamesbroberg or @camolowe to arrange a meetup.

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