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.

Screenshot by Amar Vyas showing login page for datenstorm Yellow

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/qbYYmjStay 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!

Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on a Server

Serving Audio Through Rorarii CDN

Listen to the Festival of Holi– Episode from Baalgatha Podcast by gaatha story

Audio from Publitio- Content Delivery embed Player

Images from Gumlet

Banner image of fruits . Blog of Amar Vyas

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.

screenshot of classicpress CMS

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…

logo of insurecast podcast by gaatha story

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.

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