CDN Explained in 60 Seconds - Content Delivery Network

March 5, 2014 J. Mays

A C-D-N, or Content Delivery Network, puts your website content closer to your visitors, which means: - Faster Load Times - Redundant Content - Happier Visitors.

Here's how it works. Let's say you run a popular blog, and you write a post about ... say ... Grumpy Cat. (Meow!) Your website is hosted in a data center.

When your customers visit your blog from around the globe, they all connect back to that data center. While this way works fine, we can speed things up even more if we move the content closer to the visitors.

With CDN, you get access to a global network of servers that host your content physically closer to your visitors. This means that when a visitor goes to your website and download that picture of Grumpy Cat, they're actually downloading it from a CDN node that is close to them rather than connecting all the way back to the Server to get the photo.

Faster Grumpy Cat means happier customers.

That's CDN in 60 seconds. 

Learn more about CDNs.

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