With the latest changes to Google Panda algorithm, it’s now mandatory for us to have our blog’s page loading speed super fast. There are numerous factors which affects page loading time including .htaccess method.
In this tutorial we will go over why you should use Content Delivery Network (CDN) and how to setup MaxCDN correctly on your WordPress site? We will setup MaxCDN with WP Super Cache Plugin which is complete WordPress CDN solution.
wp-content folder from CDN.
In order to setup all things right we will touch 3 systems:
- MaxCDN control panel
- cPanel Advanced Zone Setting
- WP Super Cache – CDN setting
Let’s get started on how to setup MaxCDN correctly
Login to MaxCDN Control Panel.
Once login to MaxCDN, go to
top-right corner of admin panel and click on
Create Pull Zone
Provide all required below information and click
- Pull Zone Name: free form text
- Origin Server URL: your blog URL including http:// (sample: http://crunchify.com)
- Label: free form text
You should see confirmation message saying your pull zone creation is successful.
Settings Tab and enter 4 custom Domains. Mainly
cdn.yourblog.com and same way
cdn3. We need these custom domains for setting up WP Super Cache plugin correctly which we will look in below steps.
Cache Setting Secion set both values to
Origin Information Section Enable origin IP resolution and provide correct IP address from your
cPanel dynamic / static IP.
Under Edge Setting option set option mentioned below.
By performing above tasks you are all set @MaxCDN side. Now let’s perform changes at your Hosting Provider side.
Advanced DNS Zone Editor
CNAME zone records. Your CNAME value would the same which you got in above
Repeat the same step for
Now open your WordPress Admin console and open
WP Super Cache setting page. Go to
Extra tips: Follow tutorial if you want to Tune your WP Super Cache for all other options.
Clean your cache and you are all set.
How to test now?
- Load your blog
- Right click on content
- Click on Inspect Element
- Go to Network tab
- Reload your page
- Check 1st column
- You should see result like below and your new CDN urls