KeyCDN Image Processing: Optimize and Manipulate Images On-the-Fly

KeyCDN Image Processing: Optimize and Manipulate Images On-the-Fly

According to the HTTP Archive, the average web page’s file size is about 50% images. Because images are such a weighty part of most websites, finding ways to optimize your WordPress site’s images is one of the biggest things you can do to speed up your site.

In this post, I’ll be taking a look at a service that helps you do just that – KeyCDN’s new image processing functionality.

If you’re not familiar, KeyCDN helps you speed up your site by delivering your content from a network of servers all around the world (more on this second). With the new image processing feature, KeyCDN can also help you dynamically optimize and manipulate the images you serve via KeyCDN on-the-fly.

It’s super flexible, easy to set up, and affordable to use alongside your KeyCDN service.

While I will touch on some general KeyCDN functionality in this post, I’ll mostly focus on just the new image processing feature.

How Does KeyCDN Work?

Again, I’m focusing on KeyCDN’s new image processing feature for this review, but I first want to start with a deeper (but still brief) rundown of what KeyCDN is.

As the name suggests, KeyCDN is a content delivery network (CDN), which is a way to speed up your WordPress site.

Essentially, you hook your website up to KeyCDN. Then, KeyCDN is responsible for delivering your site’s static files (like images) from its 34 data centers around the world. Your site’s visitors are automatically served files from the location that’s closest to them, which means your site loads faster no matter where in the world someone is located.

Because KeyCDN is already storing and serving your images, KeyCDN is in a unique position to automatically optimize your images, which brings me to the next question…

How Does KeyCDN Image


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KeyCDN Image Processing: Optimize and Manipulate Images On-the-Fly

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