Bandwidth vs CDN
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Pagely allows a block of Bandwidth and CDN for each plan.
We encourage users to utilize the CDN service as not only will it make your site faster, the data used will be counted against the CDN allotment and not the bandwidth allotment. We also provide Bandwidth and CDN expansion for every plan should your site see exceptional growth!
If you find yourself using more of one or the other on the plan, you may simply purchase more. If you aren't sure what upgrade is best for you, please contact support so we can better assist you.
Whats the difference?
Bandwidth is network data metered on all assets delivered to the end user's browser from our network/servers. The bulk of this, is typically the rendered page output (including static assets) delivered as a response to the user.
CDN is also network data metered on assets delivered to the end user's browser. But instead of our network delivering the asset, it is delivered by our PressCDN service. Typically all CSS, JS, images, and fonts would be delivered by the CDN.
Example: On this large page below, only 53k (2.6%) of the total data we would classify as Bandwidth, the remaining assets would be delivered by our CDN.
This is why our plans have a lower Bandwidth allotment. We can serve the bulk of your page off a CDN.
Important: If our PressCDN service is not enabled on the site, all data is classified as normal Bandwidth. Be sure to enable the CDN so you do not exceed your allotments.
NOTE: We highly recommend you offload any large static files/downloads as our services are geared towards serving dynamic content. Also, offloading those files can keep your overall bandwidth usage much lower and likely within your account allotments.