Content Delivery Networks are becoming part of the fabric of the Internet. They started decades ago when large websites needed a way to cache their content closer to their users. CDNs also provided security, a first level of shield against attacks. Now as the number of websites has increased and technology for CDN is becoming available and affordable to all, everyone can get a CDN. Providers of CDN software and web services vary considerably. What you need to know is how to take advantage of CDNs for your application or website.
Why CDNs are important
Here are things that you can accomplish:
- Significantly reduce CPU consumption from your origin server: do more with less
- Significantly reduce bandwidth usage from your origin server: do more with less
- Secure your web application or site: add a shield in front of your site
- Make your content accessible faster to visitors and users
- Manage your DNS
- Apply Analytics tracking codes once across domains with multiple sites and installations
- Store complete copies of your pages so that even if your server goes down, your users will still access content stored in the CDN
FirstPractica helps business clients, investors, strategic consultants scope the possibilities and understand how to maximize the benefits of CDNs.