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Can anyone recommend any CDNs that cater to the needs of a low traffic website? The most common CDNs that I have come across seem aimed at high traffic websites, with the prices to match.

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Check out cloudflare.com it is not exactly a CDN, but it will cache your content and server it from a server close to your user, much like Akamai. –  Michael Jun 17 '11 at 13:03
This question is probably off-topic for Super User, but you might get a better answer at the Pro Webmasters site. If so, flag your question to have a moderator migrate it across. –  sblair Jun 17 '11 at 13:09
thanks sblair. I wasn't aware of Pro Webmasters. Hard to keep up with all the SE sites! –  Mr. Flibble Jun 17 '11 at 13:52

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Why do you need a CDN if your traffic is low? A CDN is inherently somewhat expensive because they have to create effective mirrors of your site on multiple hosts in multiple nations.

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To reduce load times for an improved customer experience. –  Mr. Flibble Jun 17 '11 at 13:50
You may have to bite the bullet. You're paying for multiple very high-speed servers in multiple countries that have to synchronize your content. Another possibility is to simply set up your own mirroring system by renting virtual servers in different geographic locations--e.g. Rimuhosting can set you up in New Zealand and Texas. You'd have to write your own mirroring scripts, though. You might ask on serverfault.com and/or webapps.stackexchange.com, where you'll find experts in this sort of topic. –  CarlF Jun 17 '11 at 16:07
@Mr. Fibble @CarlF check out cloudflare.com its free and it really speeds up your site. 100% transparent. –  Michael Jun 18 '11 at 4:51

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