What is a CDN?
A CDN improves the websites speed.
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a collection of servers working in unison to collect, store and distribute content. In our case, our CDN is focused on distribution a websites content.
The key to the effectiveness of a CDN is its collection of servers. These servers create a point of presence in various key strategic locations around the world allowing content
to be stored closer to end users. The proximity of these servers to users allows for quick transfer of assets (i.e., html, css, JS, images, and videos) to user requests. By design,
this architecture provides superior performance to what a singular web host (i.e., Shared, VPS, or Dedicated) is able to provide.
The Benefits of a CDN
|Improving website load times
|Distributing content closer to website visitors by using a nearby CDN server, visitors experience faster page loading times.
|Reducing bandwidth costs
|Through caching and other optimizations, CDNs are able to reduce the amount of data an origin server must provide, thus reducing hosting costs for website owners.
|Increasing content availability and redundancy
|a CDN can handle more traffic and withstand hardware failure better than many origin servers.
|Improving website security
|A CDN may improve security by providing DDoS mitigation, improvements to security certificates, and other optimizations.