SiteGround CDN Is Now Officially Here

We are excited to announce that the SiteGround CDN is out of its beta period and is now officially available for use to all our customers. SiteGround CDN is a site speed optimization service developed in-house specifically for our customers, who receive traffic from different geographic locations. Thousands of users have enabled the CDN during its beta phase and are already actively using it. We are happy and thankful for their strong positive feedback and their input that helped us apply the final touches to our CDN before its official release today.

What are the benefits of the SiteGround CDN

Our SiteGround CDN is an in-house built solution that provides you with a simple On/Off service with smart defaults and native server performance. It is carefully developed to incorporate all related services needed for best results. Here are some of its main benefits:

Blazing-fast websites loading speed

Our SiteGround CDN ensures the fastest loading speed for your websites to its visitors from different parts of the world, thanks to the facts that:

  • Our CDN service is hosted entirely in the Cloud where content is cached and replicated across multiple locations on 4 continents and thus served to your website visitors with minimal latency.
  • Our CDN ensures blazing-fast loading speed of your websites because it uses a super fast private network between our client-specific CDN locations and our hosting servers.

No configuration and easy management

Setting up your SiteGround CDN and managing its features happens with a few simple clicks in your Site Tools -> Speed -> CDN section, thanks to the fact that every layer of our system is built in-house. The activation of the CDN happens with a single click with NO additional site reconfiguration needed regardless of your site setup. No matter if your site is opened with www, or without www, or if it uses SSL or not, the CDN simply works.

SiteGround CDN plans and features

SiteGround CDN includes a free and a premium plan, that you can choose from, based on your website’s needs. Find out more about the two plans in the following sections:

Features in the Free CDN plan

If you choose to use the Free CDN plan, you can take advantage of the following functionalities, completely free of charge:

  • CDN activation for primary domain names with just one click
  • Caching of your website static content on CDN servers
  • Up to 10 GB bandwidth CDN traffic per month
  • Immediate initiation of purge of all cached resources for your website
  • Development mode for checking the latest website changes live quickly and ensuring everything looks good

Features in the Premium CDN plan

The Premium CDN plan includes all of the above-mentioned features in the free plan and in addition, it gives you access to the complete list of premium CDN functionalities:

  • CDN activation for all domains, including subdomains and parked domains
  • Advanced dynamic caching, delivering cached copies of the dynamically generated pages of your site by default
  • Unlimited CDN traffic
  • Custom TTL (time to live) that allows you to choose your desired cache time to live
  • “Always online” feature that keeps delivering the already cached pages from our CDN servers, in case your site starts returning errors

How to get started

You can switch on the Free CDN for your website with a single click from your Site Tools > Speed > CDN section. If you want to unlock the premium CDN features, you need to purchase the Premium CDN service from Client Area > Marketplace > Hosting Services > Additional Services.

If you would like to use the SiteGround CDN, keep in mind that you cannot use it simultaneously in combination with another CDN. To be able to utilize the CDN service, you need to be using our centralized DNS as well, i.e. your domain should point to our name servers.

Try out our new CDN service for yourself and feel free to leave us a comment, in case you have any feedback or suggestions.

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Daniel Kanchev

Product and Technology Lead

Daniel is responsible for bringing new products to life at SiteGround. This involves handling all types of tasks and communication across multiple teams. Enthusiastic about technology, user experience, security and performance, you can never be bored hanging around him. Also an occasional conference speaker and travel addict.

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Louis Dallara

May 11, 2022

Would it work with my DNS which is CloudFlare ? or do you have to host my DNS?

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Gergana Zhecheva Siteground Team

May 11, 2022

To use our CDN, 1) the website should be added to your SiteGround account in Site Tools and 2) you need to set our name servers for that domain.

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Louis Dallara

May 15, 2022

I don't understand? I think what you are saying is that it is ok for my CloudFare DNS to point to Siteground??? This is all I have to do? 1-Turn off Cloud Flare and remove the plugin. 2-Switch on the Free CDN for your website with a single click from your Site Tools > Speed > CDN section.

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Gergana Zhecheva Siteground Team

May 16, 2022

You need to use our name servers to be able to use the CDN. Generally, it is not a good idea to duplicate functionalities, so you can choose from one of the CDN services.

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Hector

May 13, 2022

Just wondering what is needed if I currently have Cloudflare turned on with the basic plan? Do I just turn on CDN as well and that's it? Or do I need to remove CloudFlare?

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Gergana Zhecheva Siteground Team

May 16, 2022

You cannot use two CDNs at the same time, as this will cause DNS resolution errors. That is why, we have added automated checkers in SiteTools that display a warning if they detect the domain for which you are trying to enable our CDN is already using CloudFlare CDN.

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Daniel Bush

May 20, 2022

Hi there - do we need to change anything with the our SG optimiser app by using the CDN. For example should we be switching of image lazy load or minify css or JS etc?

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Gergana Zhecheva Siteground Team

May 25, 2022

No need to apply any additional changes in the SiteGround Optimizer when you enable our CDN. Both services are fully compatible.

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Dan

May 21, 2022

Is there any way to benefit from Cloudflare DDOS protection services while still using your CDN? Or does your CDN have DDOS protection systems in place too?

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Gergana Zhecheva Siteground Team

May 25, 2022

Even if you are not using the CloudFlare CDN, your websites hosted on our servers will still be safe from DDoS attacks. We have our in-house protection that includes hardware and web-application firewalls and more.

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Peter Resser

May 25, 2022

Hi there, this is great news. I haven't found any pricing infos for the Premium CDN on the whole website. Can you pls. paste a link to an URL with the fee/rates - thanks!

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Gergana Zhecheva Siteground Team

May 26, 2022

The monthly Premium plan price is $14.99/11.99€/9.99£. A full comparison chart and all prices can be found in your ClientArea > MarketPlace > Hosting Services > CDN section.

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