FREE & FULL FEATURED CDN
Our free content delivery network makes your website load quickly, wherever your users are. It includes a suite of speed-boosting features that will accelerate your website. Every 20i web hosting user gets access to it for no further cost.
Our free CDN – for a faster website, globally
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How a CDN works
Our free CDN
UK CDN PROVIDER
The Free Global CDN from a UK Company
Fast loading websites
Our global network will edge-cache full pages close to where the user is based. It works with our StackCache WordPress module – no plugins required – as well as any other software that sets public cache control headers. So it works for any site: Linux, Windows or WordPress.
The same network as the web giants
Our CDN makes use of the same internet exchange points (neutral data centres) used by AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and many other leading tech companies. So Acorn Web Hosting customers get access to enterprise-level connectivity.
Reliability and uptime
Improve reliability and uptime of your website, wherever your user is based. As your site is served from data centres close to them, there are fewer ‘hops’ in the network. The internet service provider only needs to route the user to our nearest POP, reducing the potential number of problems on the journey.
Supercharge your site with our CDN
If your website is data-heavy and bloated, it will load slowly even if you use fast hosting and a CDN. Our Website Acceleration Suite gives you the option to slim-down your data payload, without having an effect on its appearance or function.
Automatic image resizing
Slow-loading images are the bane of website performance. Our image CDN will scan your images and resize them for the appropriate size for mobile and desktop.
Only load what’s going to be presented to the user immediately: what’s going to be seen first. Your above-the-fold content will appear in a browser more quickly by deferring off-screen images or other non-critical resources to be loaded only when in view
Next-Gen Image Formats
.Our image optimisation tools will convert files to fast-loading next-gen image formats like JPEG 2000, JPEG XR, and WebP.
‘Raw’ images often contain information that can be removed or compressed without a visible loss in quality. Our CDN will compress your images ‘on the fly’, saving you time.
Give your site a performance boost on mobile and desktop with a single click. A simple risk-free solution that will give you better PageSpeed scores.
We give you the tools to get your Google
PageSpeed Score to 100/100!
Why use the Acorn Web Hosting CDN?
While a fast-loading site on desktop is important, mobile devices are now the most common way to access the web. Mobile networks are slower, and phones are less powerful than desktops – so a site that’s fast on a desktop machine can crawl on a phone.
This can impact your bottom line: when page load time increases from 1 second to 5 seconds, the probability of a user abandoning your page rises by 90% (Google). People are impatient and unwilling to wait for a slow web page: latency costs you money.
The Acorn Web Hosting CDN reduces latency through its edge caching and optimises your website content for snappy, responsive page loads.
Features at your fingertips
AS GOOD AS CLOUDFLARE PRO
Compare our free CDN
Other companies offer ‘hosting with a CDN’, but just offer Cloudflare’s free package along with your hosting. The Acorn Web Hosting CDN is different. We give you the premium features of paid CDNs – but without the expensive cost involved, completely free.
$20 per Month
Global content Delivery Network
$20 per Month
Free Dedicated SSl certs
Image & Mobile Optimization
Unlimited Blocking by Country
origin web Hosting
AS GOOD AS CLOUDFLARE PRO
Compare our free CDN
Other companies offer ‘hosting with a CDN’, but just offer Cloudflare’s free package along with your hosting. The Acorn Web Hosting CDN is different. We give you the premium features of paid CDNs – but without the cost.
Global Content Delivery Network
Free Dedicated SSL certs
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Image & Mobile Optimisation
No (extra fee)
Unlimited blocking by country
Origin web hosting
Acorn Web Hosting paid web hosting is available from £4.99/month.
CDN: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For any company that has an international presence – or wants an international presence – a CDN is important. It means that your website will load fast anywhere in the world. Fast sites lead to more sales and better search performance.
You might think CDN may not be important to you if you’re a local ‘bricks and mortar’ business that only serves your nearby community. That’s understandable, but having a fast site gives you SEO advantages, even locally. So even if you don’t have an international market, it’s still worth activating your free CDN and making use of its website speed acceleration.
Don’t worry: we promise no ads, and everything’s above-board. We’re committed to using new technologies to change web hosting for the better. So our free CDN is our way of making our world-class web hosting even better value.
We say: since ours is free, use it all the time! There’s no disadvantage to using it, and unlike some providers, the Acorn Web Hosting CDN doesn’t charge you for the bandwidth you use.
The only time you might want to turn off any of the Website Acceleration Suite optimisations are if they interfere with any complex functions on your site. Our friendly support team is here to help if you have any difficulties.
Our cloud web hosting is rock solid and suitable for most needs. But if you’re looking for a hosting solution that dedicates resources to your sites and lets you lean on our expert Technical Support team, then a Managed Virtual Private Server would be for you. If you’re a developer, a Managed VPS will give you more freedom to install extra apps.
Yes. We offer unlimited Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates for any sites or web applications you host on a Managed VPS. They can be added in a click from the control panel and renew automatically every 3 months.