What is a Content Delivery Network?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is used to solve one really important issue, which a lot of us might not even think too much about. So what is a CDN? A CDN is a network of geographically dispersed servers that work together to reduce web page content loading delays.

So whatever type of content you’re consuming online, a CDN has probably been used to ensure it loads quickly for you. This network of highly-distributed servers reduces latency and improves performance by decreasing the distance between the server and the user.

Why is a CDN important

CDN services are becoming increasingly popular, with sites that experience a high volume of traffic, like Netflix and Amazon using CDNs to ensure low latency and high content delivery speeds — ultimately improving the user experience.

How does a CDN work

CDN’s basically store a replicated, or cached, version of website content in multiple points of presence (PoPs) all around the world, so that users can access it from the PoP that is located within the closest proximity to them. So if you’re trying to access content in Cyprus, let’s say, you won’t have to wait for it to travel from a server based in Los Angeles.

Benefits of a CDN

Performance

High performance and speed has come to be expected and anything less can be detrimental to businesses. After all, you wouldn’t continue to pay for your Netflix subscription if all you got was buffering and compromised quality.

Security

Using a CDN provides extra peace of mind, and ensures that in the event of such an attack, your website stays online. This is especially important for eCommerce, online casinos and other iGaming sites that are typically vulnerable to these attacks.

Availability

SEO

Overall, the performance and security of your website directly impacts the potential of your business. A CDN ultimately helps your business successfully reach a wider global market. With all of these benefits, a CDN is actually relatively cheap too!

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