It is not surprising that CDN services thrive. In today’s world where the average Internet speed technologically advanced regions exceeds 10 Mbps. The disadvantage of this race to find the fastest bit is that our attention span has a point of patience and becomes unstable.
Always good to have our site powered by a Content Delivery Network. Not only can save a CDN bandwidth costs of our hosting provider, also the site becomes incredibly fast and tends to rank higher in search engines.
But is it possible to have a free CDN for our projects? we see below:
We’ve all heard of Dropbox, Google Drive and other storage services in the cloud.Their plans offer free storage space combined total of 33 GB. (18 GB of Dropbox where you can achieve through recommendations and over 15 GB Google Drive). Add another 7GB of SkyDrive and have 40 GB. If we are to store all our pictures we have of our digital camera 40GB may not be enough some day.
CDN service Flickr
This is where comes in Flickr. Now there is a storage company in the traditional cloud.Flickr offers 1TB of storage that all is virtually unlimited photographic effects. We can store a lifetime of photos and yet we would be more space. Demonstrating this original point is that we just have to know where to look.
In today’s article we will list some of the CDN services available free. We will also see a couple of services that offer generous trial periods, which we always use to our advantage.
CloudFlare needs no introduction for those who are owners of a WordPress site with our own accommodations. With 23 data centers spread around the world, the Free CloudFlare CDN brings their DNS services and protects more than hundreds of thousands of websites worldwide. In a previous article we talked about .
Incapsula provides application delivery from the cloud: Global CDN, Web Security, DDoS protection, load balancing and failover. It takes 5 minutes to activate the service and have a great free plan, plus a WordPress plugin for information on the correct IP address for comments posted on our website.
Cloudflare common characteristics and Incapsula:
In short, this is what makes Incapsula and Cloudflare:
Trafficking routes across its website through its worldwide distribution network of high-end servers (this is achieved by a small change in DNS)
Analysis of real-time threat blocking incoming traffic and latest web threats such as multi-Gigabit DDoS attacks
Outgoing traffic is accelerated through its content distribution network worldwide.
For all users of WordPress Jetpack it is quite popular. In its recent improvements they have included a free CDN service called Photon, serving images from our site through its global network of WordPress.com. For this service enabled all we have to do is download and install Jetpack for WordPress and activate your Photon module.
CoralCDN is a peer-to-peer (P2P) original project of MIT, network content delivery based exclusively be free. P2P networks are based on billions of computers connected to the Internet, which is mainly the reason that CoralCDN is free. We quote your WordPress plugin that reads “static content is served by simply adding servers CoralCDN ‘. Nyud.net ‘to the URL element “Oddly enough to understand is an example of how it works:
This is the link of a logo of example:
Serving logo through CoralCDN servers is just add’.nydu.net ‘
Surprised? I confess that I too.
SwarmCDN is a relatively new distribution network peer-to-peer based content that offers 100 GB of bandwidth for their free plan. Commercially it is a CDN pay-as-you-go is good for websites with average traffic.
Googles App Engine
Google App Engine in simple terms is the equivalent of Google about Amazon S3 + EC2. It is used to run Web-based, website hosting and data storage applications. Luckily Google has generously 500 MB storage 10 projects and staying up to 5,000,000 page views per month in their free plan. The configuration of Google App Engine Python requires technical knowledge and the development of web-based applications. I recommend this tutorial to have a theoretical understanding.
One of the sponsors is CDN.net jsDeliver which offers 1TB of bandwidth CDN free.That’s more than enough for a website with moderate traffic and images. CDN.net gives us an idea of what we will experience once your CDN use in terms of consumption of bandwidth and content of a popular website.
Web sites to host images
One alternative forgotten a CDN that includes image hosting websites. If you’re just starting out and looking for an easy way to save bandwidth server, hosting sites popular image as Imgur , Photobucket and Flickr should serve our purposes to the fullest.
Free services cloud storage
Another great way to save bandwidth of the server is using the services of free cloud storage. Say we have a couple of PDF files or video available for direct download. This makes our hosting in its server consumes bandwidth like crazy. A smart solution is to use the various services of free storage in the cloud. To share a file publicly just we need to generate a public URL of the file and paste it on our website. Here we see some solutions free storage in the cloud:
- Dropbox . 2 GB free, you can generate up to 18 GB through referrals
- Google Drive . 15 GB of free space
- SkyDrive . 7GB free
- Copy . 15 GB free 5 GB per referral
- Box . 5GB free
- Bitcasa . 10 GB of free space
- SugarSync . 5GB free
Free trials of CDN
The following sservicios CDN offer a free trial period, but due to security reasons it is necessary to use a contact form to get in touch with them.
- EdgeCast – If we are going to work to get a test, why not make it an industry leader? WordPress.com and other notable companies are powered by EdgeCast.
- Highwinds – Established in 2002, this award-winning provider of CDN allows 20 TB of bandwidth and 10 GB of storage in its free trial.
- Internap – This company offers a trial period of 30 days and includes useful functions such as retransmission of live events, advanced analysis and video encoding and transmission on demand.
- TinyCDN – True to its name TinyCDN offers storage of 100 MB, 1 GB transfer his probation for a CDN.
- MetaCDN – offers a trial period of 14 days with unlimited access to all services and do not need credit card registration. MetaCDN is a good choice for a test of CRC.
- Cdn77 – This company offers a trial period of 2 weeks and also provides unrestricted access to all its features.
To keep it short I would like to remember all the good things may come to an end.There have been cases of free CDN companies have stopped offering their services for free (exabytes) or completely (SpeedyMirror, Coblitz) that leads to an important conclusion closed:
When should I switch to a CDN?
A free service CDN only be necessary for a certain time. Once the traffic starts to increase our visits could begin to complain of a slow website and can be affected search engine rankings. Then it would be advisable to switch to an appropriate CDN service as MaxCDN or Amazon CloudFront.
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