There is a catch – Commerical CDN’s like Akamai and Limelight are not cheap at all. Good news, we have an exception however – the free, P2P-based CoralCDN allows us to take full advantage of a powereful CDN without spending a dime. How to use it? Well, basically, just append
.nyud.net to the hostname of any URL, and that URL will be handled by Coral – simple.
If you are paying bandwidth fee, this plugin hopefully helps with your bills. Even if you don’t, enabling it may save your site in peak times.
- Just enable the plugin and call it done – no extra steps required!
- You can exclusively select the content types to be served through CoralCDN – currently supporting JS, CSS, images, inline background images, and <object>’s
- Additional URL’s can be added as includes or excludes
- Debug mode gives you a good preview to make sure nothing goes wrong
- Works normally with other plugins. Especially useful if run along with WP Super Cache
- AJAX’ed admin section makes it quick and easy to adjust the settings
- 1.1.2 Fix bug with non-default port
- 1.1.1 Minor security fix
- Code optimization
- Some bug fixes
- Add PayPal Donate button 😉
* 1.0.0 Initial version
- Download the plugin
- Extract into a folder
- Upload the entire to
wp-content/plugins/directory of your WordPress installation
- Enable it via Plugins panel
- It should now work out of the box. If you want to tweak it a bit, head to Settings->Free CDN
- I just enabled Free CDN. Now my contents take longer than usual to be downloaded!
The speed of downloading static contents is 100% decided by Coral servers. Depending on the server status, sometimes it may take a bit longer for the contents to be downloaded. If the performance is not satisfied, you may want to enable the plugin in certain peak times only.
- Why doesn’t the plugin parse the external stylesheet and rewrite the background images there too?
There should be no need. If the stylesheet got rewritten and is served through Coral, all relative (most commonly) background images defined inside it will be pulled from Coral servers too.
- Everything went wrong! My site is now totally blank/ messed up!
Looks like a plugin conflict. Try disabling your plugins one by one to find out which caused the problem.
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