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Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by RWHP, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. RWHP

    RWHP Active Member

    Wondered if you have used it and worth it?

    I have installed it and now I noticed my GTMETRIX Score is down.
    Without MaxCDN score was 90 / 80
    With MaxCDN score is 85 / 71

    So wondering if a MaxCDN setup is that much faster than a well optimized page without it.
  2. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    In my experience MaxCDN is not worth it. I too noticed reduced performance. But I have a dedicated server at Softlayer, which has a top notch network. If you're on cheap shared hosting MaxCDN could give you better performance.

    I've also tried EdgeCast and Akamai, both of which gave me noticeably improved performance over serving content from my own server. We couldn't afford those though. They cost about 3x-10x more than MaxCDN unless you have a huge commit (several TBs a month).
  3. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    Did you sign up for gtmetrix account so you can specify your maxcdn custom cname urls in CDN known list ? if not, then gtmetrix has no way of knowing your cdn.yourdomain.com custom CNAME pointing to maxcdn is in fact a CDN.Thus reducing your gtmetrix score.

    I have no problems with maxcdn and most of my sites gtmetrix score around 91-96 for pagespeed.

    Also default non-account gtmetrix default to canadian test origin. With signed up gtmetrix account you can choose a default region closer to the representation of your visitor traffic regions for more accurate tests.

    Online tests are only as accurate as the parameters you test with ;)
    Adam Howard likes this.
  4. RWHP

    RWHP Active Member

    Still figuring it out right now but point taken on the signup difference. The members here really are helpful and the addon sellers are EXTREMELY helpful with their addons.
  5. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    I have the essential VPS package from Servint for my forum. I wondering if MaxCDN would help. At times my forum loads really slow. Does anyone have positive experience with MaxCDN?

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