Nearly all large websites use a CDN or content delivery network quic.cloud is the newest CDN out there and probably the fastest for WordPress today. So you may ask how is it different to all the others such as Cloudflare. Quic.cloud is built to work hand in hand with WordPress and Litespeed webserver, so it works very well at optimising your WordPress site for speed.
What is a CDN
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a distributed platform of servers that helps minimize delays in loading web page content by reducing the physical distance between the server and the user. Without a CDN, your webservers servers must respond to every single request. By responding to end-user requests in place of the origin and in closer physical and network proximity to the end-user, a CDN offloads traffic from servers and improves the web experience, thus benefiting both the content provider and its end users.
What is Cloudflare?
Cloudflare has a large network of servers, all around the world which you would think would make it great for delivering content fast, however, due to the passive nature of the CDN from Cloudflare, i.e. only caching once someone requests an image a few times then it might cache the image. But then someone else might hit a different location so the image has to be ‘re-cached’. The biggest downside to Cloudflare is a high TTFB (Time To To First Bite) so how long from a browser requesting a page to the first bit of data coming back, bad for SEO, this is due to Cloudflare doing multiple security checks.
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What is Quic.cloud?
Quic.cloud is developed by LiteSpeed tech, the same people who make the LiteSpeed webserver which means it can work more intelligently with the server to work out what has changed on your website so if you change a page quic.cloud will only un-cache that page, automatically. One huge benefit with Quic.cloud is the full page dynamic caching, pages are normally hard to cache as content might change so quic.cloud and Litespeed automatically work out what will be the same for every user and cache the HTML output. This type of caching is very useful as most of your page will remain the same for every user, and with a lower number of locations, your content is more likely to already be cached.
What should I use?
Depending on your site and how it is set up, if you are using WordPress we definitely recommend quic.cloud. The dynamic full page caching makes your site faster and is easy to manage. Sign up for quic.cloud at https://quic.cloud/ all our packages come with 10GB of quic.cloud.
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