I recommend using both since each one adds more data centers, further reducing the geographic distance between your server and visitor.But if you’re deciding between faster hosting or Max CDN, hosting is still the #1 speed factor.See my for more tips – and comment if you have questions! this specific post loads much longer than .5s (because it has 500 comments, videos, and tons of photos). click through my pages if you want to see how fast they load :) (you’ll need a Dropbox account).Upload under Performance → General Settings → Import / Export Settings.I use it with Cloudflare and Max CDN (which integrate with W3TC) in conjunction with Site Ground who was rated the #1 Word Press host in 10 different Facebook polls (would definitely use them) and I have a .6 Pingdom load time and .5s in GTmetrix with 100% scores.
If you do not have a CDN provider, you can still improve your site’s performance using the “Self-hosted” method.Max CDN – here’s my 25% off Max CDN coupon, or sign up for a free trial. This is recommended in the official Word Press optimization guide…Google Page Speed Insights – here’s how it looks in your W3 Total Cache “dashboard” tab once you’ve added an API (instructions are provided in W3 Total Cache).I prefer Pingdom and GTmetrix over Page Speed Insights because it’s more accurate (WP Rocket says this too).On your own server, create a subdomain and matching DNS Zone record; e.g.static.and configure FTP options on the “Content Delivery Network” tab.