I hope all of you are safe at home. This Covid-19 spoiled human life but a human has nature that he doesn’t give up. We have to fight back. We have to update with new technology or knowledge. I hope you read my previous article CDN VS CACHING, this is the next part of my previous article so let’s start.
It is a system of the network that delivers pages and content of the web to the user based on its geographic location means there are multiple servers across the globe and when the user requests a page or web content so it doesn’t go to directly the main server but goes to a different server that is cache server and provides faster access the web page or web content.
How a CDN Works:-
To minimize the distance between visitor and web server, CDN store its content in a different geographic location that is a different point of presence (PoP), this PoP contains multiple cache server which is responsible for content delivery to the visitor within its closeness.
CDN puts web content in different places at once. Example for when someone in the USA and wants to access A website hosted in India so it’s done through local PoP when he requests some content and response by PoP within minimum time instead of travel full length of width India to USA.
Just look a note that studies show that in every second count, a second delay causes a 7% drop in conversions . an 11% drop in page views and a 16% drop in customer satisfaction.
Modern CDNs can handle numerous IT tasks, helping you to:
What can A CDN do for me:-
Modern CDN can handle numerous tasks.
- Improve page load speed
- Handle high traffic load
- Localize the coverage without the cost
- Protect your website from DDoS attack
- Secure your application
Who uses a CDN?
Pretty much everyone. Today, one of the half traffic of the website is already served by CDN. The reality is that every part of your business is online, there are few reasons not to use CDN especially when so many offer free of charge.
Yet even as a free service but CDN is not for everyone. For example, if you are running strictly localized website, with the vast majority of your users located in the same region where your website hosted, in this scenario, using CDN can worsen your website performance by introducing another connection between the user and your nearby server
Still, most websites are using it on a large scale, its popular choice in the following sector
- Media and Entertainment
- Online gaming
- Higher education
Most important Question:-
why isn’t a CDN a default part of my website hosting?
In an ideal world, a CDN would be an integral part of any website hosting, however , when CDN was first established 1990s, they are very far too expensive . Only accessible to the largest organizations, Today things have changed and many hosting providers actually do offer CDN services as a checkbox add-on.
This is the first part of the CDN for introducing, what is CDN? how does it work?
Next part I will write about how the CDN work behind the scene means building blocks of CDN.
Stay safe, Stay healthy
See you in the next part of the CDN.