Updated on Mar 13, 2019
Method Type: User (Content)
Status: Must be applied by the user
A content delivery network (CDN) is a large system of proxy servers situated in multiple data centers across the world.
How content delivery networks (CDNs) work:
The CDN takes the content from the server, finds the closest location to the user the content can be located and moves it there. That way, when a user accesses the website he isn't accessing the server but instead the proxy which is closer to him and gives him better connection with reduced latency and increased loading speed. CDNs can also absorb an extreme amount of traffic, which is helpful against DDOS attacks as it can mitigate and disperse the traffic through the CDN's infrastructure which can filter and remove it afterwards.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) provide the following Advantages:
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