QUIC.cloud is a content delivery network (CDN) brought to you by Litespeed Technologies. They are the folks behind the Litespeed Technologies. In this post, I will share my first impressions with quic.cloud service, which is currently in Beta.

Review of Quic Cloud CDN. Blog of Amar Vyas
QUIC Cloud CDN

What is QUIC.Cloud ?

Image optimization by LiteSpeed cache plugin. Blog of Amar Vays
Image optimization by LiteSpeed cache plugin


Litespeed is a popular web server amongst web hosting companies. The Litespeed cache plugin for WordPressss is also well renowned. In particular, Litespeed is known to improve speeds for WordPress sites. Many shared hosting companies as well as cloud hosting providers offer Litespeed server based hosting.

The folks form this company have released QUIC.cloud, a Content Delivery Network which is currently in beta. I learnt about this CDN on Facebookok group for web hosting, and thought of giving it a try.

I anticipate that Litespeed cache for wordpress and QUIC.cloud CDN could make a big difference in speed. I will publish results of page load testing and performance in a later post.

List of POP locations can be found here. List of ip addresses for hte POPs can be found here.

First Steps: Signing up with QUIC.Cloud

  • Note that this is not your ‘typical’ CDN. By that I mean you have to bear certain things in mind.
  • This CDN will only work on WordPress, and by default you have to use the LiteSpeed Cache plugin.
  • The CDN will work better on a server that runs on LiteSpeed servers (open source or Enterprise).

The pricing plans and the tiers are also structured to incentivize the LiteSpeed user. Hosts that use Nginx (such as the server this blog runs on), Apache or other servers will get limited benefits from this service.

They also offer a Pay-As-You-Go model. Finally, you may add credits to your account by paying money. Or, by writing posts, technical articles, or spreading the word about QUIC.cloud.

Ways to earn or add credit to quik.cloud account. Blog of Amar Vyas
Ways to earn or add credit to QUIC.cloud account

Setting up the CDN: Litespeed cache for WordPress and QUIC.Cloud

This involves a three four step process.

a. Create account on QUIC.cloud

b. Add the LiteSpeed Cache plugin on your WordPress site. You may skip this step if you already have the LiteSpeed cache plugin installed.

c. Send a request through the Litespeed Cache to connect the domain via a domain key. The below image shows how to connect the website to the CDN.

Image showing how to add a domain or website to quic.cloud. Blog of Amar Vyas
How to add a domain or website to quic.cloud

d. Sign in to your QUIC.cloud account to ‘connect’ your WordPress site to the CDN.

activation of QUIC.cloud account. Blog of Amar Vyas
Activating QUIC.cloud account
Connecting Quic.cloud account with WordPress using a License Key. Blog of Amar Vyas
Connecting WordPress site with License Key

Configuring your WordPress site with CDN

Configuring your WordPress website with CDN is a relatively easy process.

litespeed-cache-optimization in quic.cloud. Blog of Amar Vyas
optimizing images in quic.cloud.Blog of Amar Vyas
deleting original images in litespeed cache using Quic.cloud. Blog of Amar Vyas

You can optimize up to 200 images at a time. There are multiple tabs that let you set the degree of optimization (lossless versus glossy).

Adding the DNS Entries for CDN

CNAme Settings for QUIC.cloud.Blog of Amar Vyas
CName Settings
Enabling CDN for QUIC.cloud.Blog of Amar Vyas
Verifying CName
CDN Settings for QUIC.Cloud. Blog of Amar Vyas
Cname and SSL
Recaptcha settings for QUIC.Cloud. Blog of Amar Vyas
Recaptcha settings in Quicloud Dashboard

Final Thoughts

I tested this CDN on baalgatha.com, which is the website for the flagship podcast by gaatha story. This website is not optimized yet for speed or images. The initial scores on google pagespeed insights and gtmetrix were quite poor. In the coming days, I will test out the CDN further rand update on the efficacy on speed and better performance for that website.

Settings for CDN

Further Reading

  1. Frequently Asked Questions about quic.cloud
  2. Knowledgebase on quic.cloud website
  3. Configure Quic.cloud with Cloudflare

Note on my blog posts on CDNs

Under the planned “series” of posts in the month of October, I was going to cover content delivery networks. This post fits in well with that trend.

In the past, I have published a few posts on CDNS. They include:Testing Multiple CDNs, PushrCDN, Optimole and a post on How I created a video about CDNs.

The posts I plan to write in October include BunnyCDN, Cloudinary, Gumlet, and BalzingCDN. Time permitting, I will attempt to include two more sources: Fast.io and Aravan Cloud.

Quic.cloud for image and speed optimization. Blog of Amar Vyas
QUIC.cloud for image and speed optimization

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