What is a CDN
General on April 15, 2021
A content delivery network (CDN) is a geographically distributed group of servers that combine together to provide the fast delivery of Internet-related content.
Another advantage of a CDN is it reduces the threat of malicious attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks.
Is a CDN the same as a web host?
A CDN does not host content, but it does help to cache content at the network edge, thus improving a website’s loading times. Large websites tend to find that they can’t find the right performance by using only a web host, so they also use a CDN to solve the issue.
The use of caching ultimately reduces bandwidth, this helps to reduce any interruptions in service and improves security, ultimately a CDN will reduce problems associated with traditional web hosting.
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