What is a CDN?

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Written by Editor

December 24, 2023

Content Delivery Network

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a distributed network of servers that work together to deliver web content, such as images, videos, and files, to users around the world. These networks operate by storing cached versions of website content on multiple servers at different geographical locations. When a user requests to access a website or its resources, the CDN chooses the closest server to them to deliver the content. This significantly reduces latency and improves overall website performance.

Why do I need one?

But why do we need CDNs in the first place? In today’s digital age where internet connections are becoming faster and devices are constantly evolving, people expect websites to load lightning fast. A study by Google found that 53% of mobile site visits were abandoned if pages took longer than three seconds to load. Additionally, Google has also made page speed an important factor in determining search engine rankings.

This is where CDNs come into play. By bringing your website closer to your users through strategically placed servers worldwide, they can access your site’s content much more quickly than if it was directly hosted from one location. This not only improves their user experience but also boosts your SEO ranking.

Caching & Compression

But wait – there’s more! CDNs not only improve loading times for static content like images and videos but can also accelerate dynamic content delivery through technologies like caching and compression. Caching stores frequently accessed data on edge servers so subsequent requests for that data can be delivered even faster without relying on origin servers every time.

Moreover, with advanced features like real-time analytics and advanced security measures such as DDoS protection built-in within many popular CDN providers’ offerings, you don’t have to worry about managing these tools separately or investing extra resources in them.

Now you might be thinking – all this sounds great but how does it benefit my business? Well, implementing a CDN is not just beneficial for large corporations with global reach; even small businesses can reap significant cost savings and performance boosts from a CDN.

For instance, by reducing the amount of bandwidth consumed from your hosting provider, you can save money on server costs. Furthermore, with a reliable CDN service handling network requests, you don’t have to worry about infrastructure maintenance or network downtime.

121-Point CDN

Celeritas has a network of 18 data centers around the world and a 121-point CDN, both ensuring the best possible location for maximum site speed.

In summary, CDNs offer a plethora of benefits – faster website loading times, improved user experience, higher search engine ranking, cost savings on server resources and maintenance costs (especially for smaller businesses), advanced security features – all bundled into one easy-to-use solution. Don’t wait any longer; integrate CDN into your website’s architecture today and see the transformative impact it can make!

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