Each feed or media URL was tested 10 consecutive times and then mixed into average and median outcomes. If there was a considerably various common from median, I would re run the test, except in relation to Podiant. Every first one or two tests of Podiant resulted in very slow down load times. I suspect Podiant does not propagate a media file to local servers until it is first requested from that location, and thus the primary download is slow. Because this was predictable and repeatable, I left the information in reflected on averages and I think it’s concerning for that poor first soul who must download from their local server more slowly than a higher person.
Instead, my method was in finding a small feed 100–250 KB and a large feed 2 MB or more from each generator, mirror those feeds to a benchmark host, after which compare the functionality in opposition t that constant benchmark. I chose FeedBurner and Podcast Mirror, but FeedBurner can’t handle feeds larger than 1 MB, so I used it for only small and medium feeds. A third option I may have used would have been to repeat the RSS feed code to my own server, but I stuck with Podcast Mirror because it’s something anyone can use. This type of mirroring ended in only a 1–2 KB difference in feed size, but gave me a relative basic. After 10 consecutive tests, a sample feed’s median result would be ranked in line with its functionality factor in comparison to the feed on Podcast Mirror as the benchmark. Thus, each feed could be above or below 1.
0 compared to the Podcast Mirror benchmark. Uncached feeds were as bad as SoundCloud. Sometimes slower, sometimes faster. Such feeds were usually powered by WordPress or an alternate content material control system. But all it took to fix that functionality was simple caching. With caching, it’s essential to examine that the podcast feed is being cached with anything caching option you’re using.
For instance, caching plugins like WP Rocket and WP Super Cache allow custom inclusions and exclusions, usually defaulting to contain the RSS feeds. But other caching plugins might not offer such alternatives, or might not refresh all the caches if you put up a new episode, or might exclude the RSS feeds altogether SpinupWP’s page caching excluded the feeds, but Liquid Web and Flywheel blanketed the feeds.