|Where You Should Host Blog Images Without Affecting Load time : eAskme|
When you have images on blog your concern is to use quality images and make images load faster without making your site heavy. Now you might have this question that Where your should host your blog images?
If you are thinking that loading your images on server of someone else will help your site load faster than you are probably wrong. If you are hosting images on image hosting site like Photobucket, Flickr, Imgur, Dropbox then you should read post.
Also See : How to Use Flickr to Drive Huge Traffic to Your Blog
Why You should never host Images on 3rd party sites:The very big reason is that when you host images on other server you actually lost benefit of hosting images on your own server and also putting your blog at risk.
- If 3rd party site decides to go down you will loose all images.
- They can even delete your images or account.
To save your site from above risks you should host your images on your server.
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For BlogSpot bloggers:BlogSpot bloggers need not to worry about hosting images as images are hosted on your linked Picasa account. But When you migrate your BlogSpot blog to WordPress, then you must import all images to your hosting server.
Also See : How to hyperlink images on BlogSpot
Solution to hosting images on your server:
Bandwidth & Storage issue:If your blog is hosted on a server with limited bandwith than you should move to such server that offers unlimited bandwith such as Bluehost or Hostgator.
Image loading:You should take advantage of CDN. Cloudflare is a free CDN service and MAXCDN is a premium CDN service.
Image Optimization:It is really important to optimize your images when you publish them on your website or blog.
Best practices to optimize Images:
- Resize images before uploading
- Compress image using tools like Smush.it image plugin for WordPress or ImageOptim ( For Mac OS).
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