How should a personal webmaster choose a CDN? I don't know.

I don't know what to do, and I can't find a good and free CDN. You can stop reading now.

I haven't been paying attention to my blog for over a year, and I just started rebuilding it recently. Although using xLog doesn't require me to set it up myself, saving me time on maintaining the server, I have encountered a new problem this time.

How should I choose a CDN

Definitely choose a free one, because no one wants to end up with a website that hasn't made any money and owes hundreds or thousands of dollars in CDN bills.

Not using CDN for a while makes it too easy for the website to be attacked

Compared to the network environment a year ago, the network this year is particularly... slow?

Cloudflare, which used to be cheaper and faster than US servers, is now like this:

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Although it can be pinged (sometimes not), sometimes it just can't be accessed

Then I found edgio, which can be used for free without limitations under reasonable usage. I have been using it for two days now, and what are the results?

The ping value is very good at 9 PM, all green:

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But the access is like this, even though the CDN has cached the static files, it is still slow. It takes 6 minutes to fully load for the first time!!! It takes 20 seconds to load a 167k image.

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It can be opened, but I don't think anyone would wait that long


Then I found another free and unlimited CDN called arvancloud. The official website opens very quickly, much faster than edgio.

But the result is... I can't receive SMS verification codes. Google Voice doesn't work, sms-activate doesn't work, and I can't receive them with my own phone number either.

I tried too many times and got one of my numbers blocked

Incapsula hasn't been working for years...

In the end, there is still no good solution

Since it has come to this, let's listen to a song

Can't listen, none of them can be listened to, all require VIP


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