MaxCDN is probably the most popular content delivery network (CDN) out there today, and it’s in use by small bloggers to huge companies like Adobe, ESPN, and StumbleUpon. We recently started using MaxCDN over at SlickWP and we love it. It integrates with our favorite caching plugin W3 Total Cache, and getting everything setup took less than 10 minutes.
How Does a CDN Work?
But what if your visitors are coming from another continent? Then the download times for these users will be much slower, and they will have a much poorer user experience.
What a CDN does is make a copies of your static resources and hosts them on different, geographically dispersed servers around the world. Now when a visitor comes to your site, these resources will be downloaded from the server closest to them. This means all your visitors from all over the world will experience consistently better page load times.
MaxCDN offers several different pricing tiers, depending on how much bandwidth you are planning on using. At SlickWP we use the lowest tiered plan, which gives us 100GB of bandwidth and support for 2 websites for just $9 a month. This is plenty for us, and recommended for the normal blogger.
MaxCDN offers 3 other starter plans at 500GB, 1TB, and 5TB each. For even higher volume websites you can go up to 10TB, 50TB, 150TB or 350TB a month. MaxCDN even offers custom plans if you have different needs than what they currently offer.
MaxCDN does offer coupons for their services. In fact you can use the coupon code checkout25 to get 25% off any plan at checkout. What’s nice is this is not just a one time discount, but a recurring one.
You can also combine this with the yearly payment option and saving an additional 20%. This is probably the best way to save the most money on your MaxCDN plan.
There is also a 30 day money back guarantee.
We have partnered with JustRetweet to offer 5000 bonus credits ($20 value) to anyone who purchases a MaxCDN plan through our affiliate link. Using these credits, you can promote your new faster MaxCDN powered site and gain more Twitter retweets, FB likes, and Google +1’s for every post that you publish.
To qualify for this bonus, you must have an existing JustRetweet account.
How to get your JustRetweet MaxCDN Bonus
Please follow the instructions below to get your bonus credits.
Within 48 hours, you will be credited with your bonus credits.