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Time till start download The startingtime depends (mainly) on: - Time it takes to run the PHP code (this should take little time) - The time it takes before the first data is send The latter one is the main contributor, you want to send (some) data as fast as you can. If you echo a file_get_contents() of a file, you would have to wait untill all the ...
Yes, using a CDN will reduce the bandwidth on your hosting account. Exactly how much may depend on the CDN used. If you use Amazon CloudFront, you can use S3 as the "origin server", which means you upload the files there and no bandwidth is used on your server. Other services use your regular website as the origin, meaning when the CDN is asked for a file, ...
Actual Server Path This is a common problem associated with a lot of content management systems such as Joomla and WordPress that don't inform the site administrators that you are required to use actual server path and not that of the public_html or www folder. Using /tmp/ will not use example.com/tmp/ but rather attempt to access the tmp in the root of ...
You can get IP that serves image with ping command or in Developer Tools of your browser And check it's possible destination in geoiptool but the best solution to check you page speed is to test it with pingdom or gtmetrix, cause distance is not always important. Anyway Dropbox is definitely not for storing images.
A CDN does indeed reduce bandwith, and they can indeed be very expensive. But there's light at the end of the tunnel, there is this free CDN called Cloudlfare. Cloudflare minifies js, css and even html. It will reduce bandwith and make your website faster, you could also use Incapsula. They both have free plans but Cloudflare offers free SSL to everyone.
Using a CDN does remove traffic from your main hosting server and does reduce bandwidth there. A CDN also serves files faster than your main hosting because it caches the files in multiple locations so that it can serve them from near where the user is located. For more information about what a CDN is and how it works, read the CDN article on Wikipedia.
I think it is difficult to say what is the best service without knowing what criteria represent 'best' (value for money, transfer rates, server uptime, continuity of service, length of existence, domain credibility are some possible criteria) - but I've never had trouble with We Transfer.
It is hard to provide a definitive answer here due to a shortage of information provided. Perhaps you could provide additional detail in future or a link showing what is happening. Here are some things you could try: Try clearing the cache on individual machines Try clearing cache on the server side Check that any files that you were expecting to be ...
You could look at a VPS (Virtual Private Server, sometimes referred to as a blade), which basically is a large server shared with multiple users, but in a way they can not interfere with eachother (one could be using 100% of its CPU without you knowing so). They can easily be upgraded, you can add memory, or cpu, or bandwidth, or all of it, just by going to ...
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