Free CDN

For Wordpress

Gcore provides a free CDN plan for all WordPress enthusiasts who need a robust and cheap solution to reach a global audience.

Gcore CDN accelerates

WordPress websites

A Content Deliver Network (CDN) makes your website visitors closer to the origin server that hosts your content by using geographically distributed cache servers. With more than 140 points of presence around the world, Gcore CDN is ready to cut down your page load time to significantly improve user satisfaction.

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Key

benefits

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    Reduce initial server response time (TTFB)

    With 11,000+ peering partners and intelligent request routing, Gcore CDN has 30 ms average latency around the world. Our CDN service allows you to cut down the initial server response time for your WordPress website.

    Reduce page load time

    Our caching servers are located closely to your users so all their requests will be served faster. The shorter distance means we can deliver more data per second to minimize the page load time.

    Reduce size of transferring files

    Our CDN uses Brotli and Gzip compression algorithms that significantly lower the size of the content on your WordPress website: text, images, videos and others. Using Brotli, you can decrease LCP metric from 2.8 to 1.9 seconds. WebP conversion can provide up to 3 times smaller file size than PNG.

Optimized website speed drives user engagement

    Lower Bounce

    Rate

    20% reduction in page load time leads to 9% decrease in bounce rate.

    Increased Session

    Duration

    55% page load time improvement (LCP

    metric) delivers 23% better session

    duration.

    Improved conversion

    rate

    A 0.1 second page load time improvement increases mobile conversion rate by 8–10%

Fast webpages

make SEO better

Search engine rankings are heavily influenced by website behavioral factors, which you cannot improve alone, providing users with slow website pages. To measure and improve user experience on the web, Google revealed Core Web Vitals, the key website performance metrics you need to follow.

 

The Gcore CDN helps your WordPress website to load faster, increase its Core Web Vitals score, and, in turn, reach a higher SERP ranking.

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Connect CDN using

nameservers

Another solution to simplify the integration of the CDN and your WordPress website is to use nameservers to route traffic through the CDN. Creating a new CDN resource, you can choose to Accelerate and protect the entire site and start the wizard that helps you perform configuration in just a few clicks.

 

This approach provides you with additional value: all static and dynamic content of the website will be secured at layers L3 and L4.

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WordPress caching plugin for simple CDN setup

Gcore WordPress plugin helps you install CDN on your website with no additional effort. It automatically updates links to the caching content in your website code.

How to set up a CDN for a WordPress site:

  • 1. Sign up to Gcore
  • 2. Create a new CDN resource
  • 3. Install the plugin on your WordPress website
  • 4. Specify the domain in the plugin
  • 5. Set type/folder/exceptions for caching files
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Free plan features

    Global coverage

    140 CDN points of presence worldwide

    Anycast routing

    Reduces response and provides additional availability

    Fast DNS

    DNS resolution with 20 ms latency worldwide

    Anti-DDoS

    DDoS attack mitigation at layers L3 and L4

    Free SSL certificate

    Our network consists of more than 140 CDN POPs and 15 Cloud locations.

    HTTP/2 and TLS 1.3

    Improved connection speed and security for every user

    Always online

    Keeps website available even if the origin server goes down

    Basic web protection

    Basic web application security against OWASP Top 10