Testing CDNs for Media Serving
CDN or Content Delivery Network
Update April 14, 2020: I have written a more comprehensive post on CDNs here. This post therefore becomes secondary and redundant and needed cleaning up anyways – because some of the CDNs form the list below are not working at this time.
CDNs or Content Delivery Networks for Serving Media
In order to speed up the loading of the website, or to serve the media files from a different server, I decided to test out a variety of Content Delivery Networks. These include(in no particular order): fast.io, Publitio, gumlet, PushrCDN, droplr , Rethink (formerly Publist) and Rorarii
In case of gaatha story , our main need for CDN is mostly for audio files and images. We have very few videos, though that might change in the future. The focus of this post will be on images and to an extent Audio.
Some of these images were resized using shortpixel (except for the images that are served from droplr). The audio files are mp3s encoded at 128 kbps.
The above image is served from Fast.io
|Image served directly from the server where this website is hosted.|
Image Hosted and served from Droplr
Note: There are some browser compatibility issues with images coming off of Droplr. I am posting the links to the images instead.
|Installation of Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 Server: https://img.gaatha.co/qbYYmj||Stay Fruitful: https://img.gaatha.co/FdWXMU|
Edit April 14, 2020 Posting the image through the Droplr CDN, not the img.gaatha.co subdomain. This is the direct link to the image, and it seems to work!
Serving Audio Through Rorarii CDN
Audio from Publitio- Content Delivery embed Player
Images from Gumlet
And now, our much loved logo of gaatha story
Finally, Image using Rethink.software (formerly Publist)
My account is currently not operational there, while it gets resolved, posting a couple of links for test files I had created in January 2020.
Both images appear similar, because they are two versions of the same file! They are served from the same server. The image on the left is the direct link to the file, while the one on the right is the embed code.
Here is an image for a podcast we are working on…
the above image is served from a subdomain I have set up for my website.
Note: April 28, 2020:Apologies for the issue with some images: the server which the images are served went offline. I am moving the images to a CDN, by midnight GMT April 29th, all images should be restored.