Speeding Up Your Blog: The Only Guide You Need

This is my final video in the ‘speeding up your blog’ series.

In this video I go through the process of how using a Content Delivery Network can vastly improve your blog’s loading speed.

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Previous posts in this series:

WordPress Plugin: You Must Have This Installed

Are You A Plugaholic?

Simple Speed Plugins Your Business Blog Needs

You Are Losing Customers If You Don’t Do This

Blog Speed: How To Measure It

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11 Responses to Speeding Up Your Blog: The Only Guide You Need

  1. Tony March 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I just need to using W3 Total Cache plugin with CDN service to speeding up my blog speed.

    • Andrew March 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm #


      You do!


  2. Alex March 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Great guide Andrew,
    But where do you input your account data from rackspace?

    Also, can you do something to limit who uses your cdn? Because if you happen to have a common theme somebody could set their wp to use your cdn as their own.

    • Andrew March 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm #


      You add the account data into the W3 plugin and it connects automatically.

      Not sure how others would be able to use your CDN…as well.


  3. Dennis Edell March 16, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    I plan to install the W3 Total Cache plugin, but really don’t understand CDN…

    • Andrew March 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm #


      CDN is like having a second host account. Then your blog grabs the files it needs to load from 2 different host accounts rather than one.


  4. Beat Schindler March 17, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Andrew, it sure looks good on paper, oops on video, but sure created havoc with my blogs. Pics and widgets ‘lost’ and the appearance in each browser suddenly different. Worst on Chrome where all formatting/graphics had gone. Had to disable the CDN thing in a hurry – and in a hurry everything reverted to normal. That said, you can’t win ’em all – keep ’em a-comin’ :-]
    – Beat
    PS. It’s possible I did something not exactly right along the way. If I did, I have no way of knowing ‘cept I sure spent lots of time trying to make it work – enough to call it a day :-]

    • Andrew March 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

      Hi Beat

      If you want me to have a look…I’m more than happy to.

      Let me know.


  5. Beat Schindler March 18, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    Andrew, thanks for you generous offer. Would love to come back to it … next week. Guess you’ll need the keys to wp-admin and rackspace. Would suggest we communicate by email – beatcoach [at] gmail [dot] com. Or Skype? Let me know.

    • Andrew March 18, 2011 at 8:58 am #


      I’ve made contact via Skype.

      Talk soon!



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