Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hello World!



Here we go, my first post on the official blog of jsDelivr

I never actually had the time to properly present jsDelivr so this is my chance.

jsDelivr is a free public CDN that hosts javascript libraries and jQuery plugins, including all of the files they need to work (css/png).
It even hosts javascript files used by popular WordPress plugins, like WP SlimStat.
Other than that, fonts and CSS frameworks/files are also allowed.
Basically if a lot of websites use it then we probably can host it. The rules are very flexible.
Just send me an email if you are not sure if we allow whatever you want to host.

These are some of the key things that jsDelivr offers:
  • Speeds up the websites
  • Cuts the bandwidth bill
  • Offloads the server from extra requests
  • Allows developers to host their files on a fast CDN for free
  • Which allows them to offer direct links to their users for easier and faster integration.
  • HTTPS support
  • A free WordPress plugin for easier integration. 


The service is free and will stay this way. I do not plan adding any premium features or anything like that. It is a non-profit service that will live with the help of its sponsors, my funds and hopefully of future donations.
All of the traffic is sponsored by companies that agreed to help, like NetDNA. And the other stuff, like SSL certs, hosting, freelancers are all paid by me. So if you would like to help just send me an email, I will really appreciate that.


Tips:
Did you know that you can type "all" in the search box to view all hosted packages?

Plus you can get the list of all of our packages in JSON over here http://www.jsdelivr.com/packages.php and here including hashes http://www.jsdelivr.com/hash.php
In case you want to do something awesome with jsDelivr :)

Also did you know that all developers can request FTP access to the folder of their project to upload the new versions by themselves?


Thats it for now, I will try to keep the blog updated with jsDelivr news, plus to post interesting content in the area of high performance and website speed optimizations.

Thank you all!

2 comments:

  1. I came to this page by searching for some wordpress plugins, and I'm interested by speeding up the website and cutting the bandwidth, but I'm not sure if this is a service or the actual plugin I can install in my WordPress site?

    Thanks,

    Martin

    ReplyDelete
  2. You can install a WP plugin but jsDelivr is not a CDN as you think of it. Its a public CDN. There is a pre-set number of files and you can't upload your own images...

    ReplyDelete