As you all know , Site loading speed has became one of the factors for Search Engine Ranking . Apart from ranking , it also helps in User experience which affects the bounce rate of the website . There are many tools available online to check your website speed .
Some of the tools are :
If you are thinking of optimising your website through CDN , then this tutorial will help you out in achieving it .
Enable MaxCDN in website with W3 Total Cache plugin :
Step 1: Login into your MAXCDN account using your credentials .
Step 2 :Go to Manage Zones –> Pull Zones –> Click Create New Pull Zone .
Take down above details in notepad as it is useful for creation of CNAME record .
Step 3 : To create CNAME record , login into your hosting account( In our case , its Hostgator).
Click “Simple DNS ZONE Editor” . Enter required information as shown below .
Note : Enter CNAME as provided in your MAXCDN account .
Step 4 : Login into your WordPress account and install W3-Total-Cache Plugin .
Go to W3-Total-Cache plugin’s settings & in General Settings menu , change CDN Type as NETDNA/ MAXCDN .
Similarly , Change API ID and API Key & change the Hostname which is under CDN menu as mentioned in MaxCDN .
Get the API ID and API Key in MaxCDN network by navigating through My-Settings->API-> Add Key .
Note : Before you click ” Save all settings ” , Click “Test NetDNA” to check whether all the above details are correct . If everything is fine then it will show ” Test Passed” otherwise you have to check the details again in your MaxCDN account .
That’s it done . CDN has been successfully setup.