As of 2012 there are over 660 million websites active in the world. If you are planning to launch a new website in this day and age you need to make sure your systems can handle any traffic, and provide fast load times of your website to anyone in the world.
So how do you guarantee a fast load time, regardless of location? A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a cost effective way to insure ALL your visitors receive the fastest access to your site, regardless of location.
What is a CDN?
CDN is a network of servers around the world which have a copy of your website and its small files, so when a visitor loads your website, the CDN delivers your website’s files from the closest server to them. The further the physical distance between the server and the user the slower the website becomes. So by serving from a closer location, the speed of the website increases
How does it work?
Your users could be anywhere in the world yet your hosting is only hosted in one place, let’s say New York. Now if a visitor from England comes to your website they must load your website from New York. The distance the information must travel is very far and will make the website slow for this user. If you had a CDN, it would load your website from a local server, say one in England, so your website for this user would be very fast.
There are a few different CDN providers to choose from, but from our vast experience MaxCDN is the easiest to setup, use and administrator. They also offer some great deals to get you started.
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Contact Sales for help with setting up MaxCDN: (805) 222-4977