Did WPTavern Load Any Faster For You?

I’m nearing the end of my one month trial period of using WP CDN and before I make the decision to purchase a CDN account, I wanted to hear from all of you, especially from those that visit the actual site multiple times a week if the site has loaded any faster for you since the middle of April? Using a CDN is a nifty way to increase performance and decrease loading times. Couple the CDN with W3 Total Cache and you have a great little system set up. However, not every CDN is the same. The more sites that are set up as key points for the CDN, the better. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Did WPTavern.com Load Any Faster/Better For You During April-May?

  • Yes (47%, 20 Votes)
  • Didn't Notice A Difference (40%, 17 Votes)
  • No (14%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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4 Comments


  1. I don’t know if its “faster” because I read through RSS and seldom actually visit the site. However it looked and felt very fast. Firebug reports it at 637ms before all the jQuery onload stuff.

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  2. Yslow – this page gets 57/100. Some of that is cos the corp gateway here doesn’t do gzip but a lot of it is because you have no expiry headers, except on the Gravatars (they do that). Every page request sends a GET for absolutely everything – all 53 requests. With client caching that could be down to 1 or 2 requests, not 53 requests with 304 Unmodified returns

    Have a look at my blog post at http://icanhazdot.net/2010/03/23/some-wordpress-stuff/

    It’s a round-up of several posts I found on optimizing client caching. It made a huge difference to my site speed on a shared host with no CDN.

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  3. You know… I didn’t notice it being any faster or slower. The forums, since you upgraded, have run faster, but I don’t know if CDN helped any.

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