Dieter Petereit February 24th, 2015

KeyCDN Giveaway: Win One of Three Accounts with 1 TB Traffic

Earlier today we introduced you to KeyCDN from Switzerland, a cogent new content delivery network (CDN). They offer a solid performance boost with their twenty (and counting) globally distributed server locations. If you are unsure whether a CDN would really speed up your website, read on. To complete our introduction of the world’s most price-worthy CDN, we convinced them to offer three accounts with one TB of traffic to our dear readers. All you need to do is answer a simple question. All you need to have is the luck of the draw… KeyCDN Giveaway Teaser

KeyCDN: Radical Performance Enhancements at a Radical Price

I won’t go into much detail now, just read our in-depth review of what KeyCDN has to offer, what it does differently and why it is the best choice for website owners these days. A short description for the TLDR generation will have to suffice here. The idea of a CDN (Content Delivery Network) is to deliver unchanging content (mostly all types of media, as well as scripts ) to the visitor’s browser using a global network of specialized servers. Your own server or web space is then relieved from this task and able to concentrate on pure page generation and delivery. The larger static elements are stored on the servers of the CDN provider. This not only saves traffic and processing power on your server, but also increases the performance of your web presence through intelligent and local delivery as well as the usually higher performance of the CDN infrastructure. CDNs are not a new invention. They have been around for more than a decade. What’s new is that they are not only affordable for large-scale companies any longer. With KeyCDN, content delivery becomes affordable to basically anyone. And that’s great because the not so big customers are those who would be natural customers for that kind of service as they almost always lack the money as well as the knowhow to build scalable architecture left to their own devices. To cut a long story short: If you own a website and have more than only your family members visiting it, you could well use a CDN. KeyCDN is the place to go.

KeyCDN Giveaway: Three Accounts and One Terabyte Traffic Each

[caption id="attachment_89284" align="alignnone" width="550"]KeyCDN: Existing and Planned Locations KeyCDN: Existing and Planned Locations[/caption] As you’ve read in our review earlier today, KeyCDN sports a completely transparent approach to pricing. There are no long-term contracts or fixed volumes to buy. It’s all pay-as-you-go. You only buy the traffic you need. Three of our readers get the chance to win a free account with a total of one Terabyte of traffic. They have six months time to use this one TB up until it expires. Time enough to get an idea of how monumental or not this boost can become. Participating is easy and not restricted in any way. Wherever on this globe you happen to be located; as long as you have internet access feel free to try your luck. There are only two things you need to do to leave us a valid entry. The first thing is entering a valid email address. Think about it, and you’ll know why. Without a valid address, we’ll be having a hard time trying to notify you about your prize. The second thing is to answer this question: What do you think is the most important performance optimization factor for your website? You need not be too elaborate. Phrases such as “From all I know it’s chocolate” will not be considered valid, however. So, try your luck, chevaliers of fortune. The winners will be drawn after the giveaway closes on Tuesday, 3rd of March, 6.00 pm CET.

Update: These Lucky People Won

The Winners are: - Stuart Crawford, Comment: 25 February 2015 - Ibrahim, Comment: 26 February 2015 - Erick Ragas, Comment: 25 February 2015 KeyCDN will get in touch with you to get you going. Thanks for partaking!

Dieter Petereit

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.


  1. There are so many important optimizations…. but i think the most important is to create a critical rendering path. Like render the page first then load the heavy stuff. Greetz from Germany

  2. A key factor of performance optimization is reducing the picture size and reducing the number of http requests by combining css/js files and/or spread your content pieces over an cdn.

  3. I find the server response time as one of the key factors. I have checked many of my websites with Google’s page speed tool. One of the factors that affected most of my websites were the response time of the server. So, if you could optimize that, it would definitely give you an edge and good score.

  4. I think the most important is all website elements. Images + CSS + HTML + JS minify and the last things of course network quality.

  5. The things that affect the most are the server response time (if you don’t have a CDN) and the weight of the elements on the page, be them images, audio or sound. If you can serve assets according to the end device size and format, that will be the best solution.

  6. Reducing the number of http requests is easily the most important optimization factor for my website. Besides that a CDN surely wouldn’t hurt!

  7. In my experience over the years, there are many factors which directly or indirectly affects the loading time, the thing that helped me most is the gziping using apache modules and caching using reverse proxy servers like varnish, or caching via some other on server caching solution, minifying CSS and js also helps but , and most importantly practical experience , nothing beats that. Thank you

  8. According to me Most Important Part of Performance Optimization is use of a Reliable & Good CDN for Carrying Load on ur website. These CDN improve performance by serving pages depending on where the user is located and also Faster access to a server near their geographical area means they get the site to load sooner.

  9. G-Zip Encoding is one the Most IMP performance factors which affects website performance. G-Zip Encoding saves bandwidth and download time and most of all reduces your page loading speed. You should configure the server so that it returns zipped content.

  10. I personally believe that reducing DNS Lookups and avoiding redirects become crucial for performance improvement of any website.Avoiding redirects increases serving speed. Some redirects are unavoidable and need to be in place but you must remember that this requires an additional HTTP which increases the page load time.

  11. The most important factor for optimization for our site is to optimize all assets, cache them and have them in different locations all around the globe, also a well load balanced site, using any technique available for this purpose, also trying to optimize TTFB to the shortest possible.

  12. First Important factors for performance improvement in any website are optimizing images, CSS, html, js and php files. These reduces load time to a great extent

  13. Website caching is key for increasing performance of website. Every time a visitor loads a site, your web page’s image files, CSS and Java files load as well, thus taking up a lot of page load time. When you use the HTTP caching system on your website it allows these file resources to be cached or saved by the browser or proxy. On repeated page loads these files can be retrieved from the cached files rather than downloading them all over again from the network.

  14. The Winners are:

    – Stuart Crawford, Comment: 25 February 2015
    – Ibrahim, Comment: 26 February 2015
    – Erick Ragas, Comment: 25 February 2015

    KeyCDN will get in touch with you to get you going. Thanks for partaking!

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