CDN - Content Delivery Network
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Our advanced, high-performance network keeps your content right next to your end users worldwide.
CDN - How It Works?
One of the quickest and effective ways to speed your website and improve website security is by using a Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution on your website.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) will cache your website at different locations around the world, so that it loads faster wherever your users are. There are no bandwidth limits so we recommend using it all the time.
StackPath CDN—available standalone, or as part of our StackPath Edge Delivery packages—stores your most recently and frequently requested content in edge locations close to where the content is being demanded. That way content can be delivered to end users more quickly and reliably, for a superior end user experience and more efficient operations.
Content Caching & Fast Purge
StackPath CDN gives you better control of caching. With high-capacity SSDs and advanced caching techniques, we provide industry-leading cache depth to make more content available longer at the edge. And with Instant Purge, when you delete content from our CDN (whether through the customer portal or via API), it immediately is no longer served via StackPath, anywhere.
Insightful caching policies keeps content available at the edge longer. Finetune how, how long, and even where content is stored. Remove content from cache worldwide at the push of a button.
On the fly GZIP compression reduces file size of common site objects like text and HTML, enabling faster delivery and reduced bandwidth cost.
Incorporate custom logic into workflows, deliver personalized content, modify end user experiences, and more, without managing infrastructure.
Activate ready-to-use rules to customize delivery, content protection, security, origin relationships, SEO, mobile user experiences, and more.
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Choose Your Early Access Plan
Every edge location of our advanced global network is included with every CDN or Edge Delivery subscription, with no additional charges for using the whole map or any specific region. The Paeap CDN is different. We give you the premium features of paid CDNs – but without the cost.
|Traffic Limit||50 GB/mo||500 GB/mo|
|All Global PoPs Included|
|All Global PoPs Included||Yes||Yes|
|Free Private SSL Certificate per site|
|Free Private SSL Certificate per site||Yes||Yes|
|Web Application Firewall (WAF)|
|Web Application Firewall (WAF)||Yes||Yes|
|Additional 50GB CDN Price|
|Additional 50GB CDN Price||$3/mo||$3/mo|
The Benefits of Using a CDN
A CDN puts your content in many places across the world, instead of relying solely on your website hosting. Whenever your visitors visit a webpage, these PoPs provide a cached version to them. For example, when someone in Australia visits your US-hosted website, your website content is delivered to them through a local PoP in Australia. Due to the proximity, the visitor is able to view your web content faster.
- Improves Speed — It reduces bounce rates, improves conversions, and improves user-experience. A CDN stores your static content in a temporary location (their data centers or PoPs), so that they can be accessed quickly. The servers are usually located closer to where your website user (visitor) is making a request from.
- Website Uptime — When you experience a sudden surge in website traffic, it puts a heavy load on your web-hosting, which potentially crashes your website. A CDN will re-route that traffic spike to their PoPs. This reduces the load on your hosting, and as a result, the chances of your website going down drops significantly.
- Website Security — Most CDNs provide pre-built protection against DDoS and malware attacks. Some providers also come pre-built with SSL security which makes your website more trustworthy for visitors. CDN providers also allow you whitelist or blacklist traffic from specific IP addresses or countries.
- SEO Benefits — According to Google, page speed is an important ranking factor as of July 2018. Search engines such as Google want to ensure that users from different markets on various devices (including mobile) can easily access your website.
- Consistent User Experience — Your website users will experience a faster load time no matter where they are visiting your website from, on all devices. Some CDN providers have built-in mobile optimization features that help ensure that your content is responsive to mobile devices.
Technical details to pick a CDN
You don’t need to know all the technical details to pick a CDN provider for your website. However, it might be useful to understand some of the common terminologies as you evaluate your options.
- Points-of-Presence (PoPs) — The number of locations or data centers around the world. Also, sometimes referred to as Edge servers.
- Origin Server — The main server or the region where your website is hosted.
- HTTP/2 — An updated version of the HTTP (launched in 1997) network protocol widely used on the internet. HTTP/2 was launched in 2014, it’s supported by all major browsers, and currently supports 42.9% of the top 10 million websites.
- (Internet Protocol Version 4) IPv4 — The first version of Internet Protocol (numerical numbers) deployed in 1983, to identify the devices on a network.
- (Internet Protocol Version 6 ) IPv6 — The most recent version of the Internet Protocol (alphanumerical characters), designed in 1994.
- (Speedy) SPDY — An open-source networking protocol developed at Google to improve the speed of delivering web content.
- (Solid-State Drive) SSD — A storage device that stores data using flash memory. They have quicker access time, lower latency and are more durable than traditional hard disk drives (HDD).
- (Secure Sockets Layer) SSL — A standard security technology for encrypting all data passed between a web server and a browser.
- Hotlink Protection — A feature your CDN provider uses to protect your bandwidth by preventing other websites from directly linking to your files.
- (Distributed-Denial of Service) DDoS — A cyberattack that disrupts the normal functioning of your website and makes it unavailable to all visitors.
- (Web Application Firewall) WAF — A security system that monitors and filters traffic between the internet and your website.
- Gzip Compression — A file-format and an application used to compress your files sent from your webserver to the internet. It typically reduces the size of the webpages by 70%.
- Brotli Compression — A compression algorithm developed by Google and best used for compressing text-based content.