Content Delivery Network for WordPress Sites
Faster images for your readers and less load on your host.
How important is site speed?
How fast your site loads can affect you in multiple ways, ranging from your users impatiently clicking away while waiting for your site to load to search engines penalizing your site for slow speeds.
Testament to this is the fact that your hosting company will charge you more depending on number of visitors, site size, and the amount of bandwidth (speed) you want to make available to your readers.
Site speed is impacted by many factors and one of them is content delivery. Using what is referred to as a content delivery network (or CDN) helps by:
- Delivering your content from high-speed and dedicated data centers.
- More files can be downloaded simultaneously by the browser.
- Distributed data centers (ie in different geographic locations) improve download speeds and provide redundancy.
- By distributing load and save bandwidth you reduce your existing hosting costs (or keep them in check).
Jetpack comes with a free CDN called Photon. What’s not to like?
- One-click setup and install: no coding, no complicated configuration.
- Automatically starts serving all your images and photos from our servers.
- Automatically resizes images for mobile devices further improving speeds.
- Unlike most CDN services, Photon is free and no upsells.
- Unlimited number of images and photos.
- Works well with our ad-free video hosting service.
Part of Jetpack’s suite of content creation tools for WordPress sites including content delivery, image tools, sidebar customization, and more.
Frequently Answered Questions
Answers to common questions we get asked. We’d be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have!
How much does Photon cost?
Photon is provided for free to all WordPress sites running Jetpack.
Can I use Photon for other things besides images?
Yes. Themes and plugins can also use the Photon API and developers can find examples and documentation here.
How do I turn it on?
Whatever sort of site you’re running, Jetpack’s features are designed to keep your site secure, elevate your brand, and engage with more readers better.
Don’t have Jetpack?
If you don’t currently have Jetpack install it now so you can begin taking advantage of our features. Installation is easy and free — you don’t need a paid subscription.