Content Delivery Network (CDN) Services
A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of servers that speeds up your site, load balances your traffic, and improves performance. Using a caching CDN helps to maintain the kind of web hosting performance that keeps your customers happy.
Edge has partnered with leading distributed CDN provider Edgecast to offer CDN services designed to make your content just milliseconds away from your visitors – wherever in the world they are.
How a content delivery network works to speed up your web presence
Our CDN makes content load faster by putting it closer to your audience. Each of our caching servers is situated in one of 21 different locations across four continents. These caching servers are able to dynamically load content from any of your servers, delivering content from the local cache the next time that somebody requests your dynamic content.
Benefits of using a CDN
As well as reduced latency when your visitors attempt to load content, using our CDN also offers some additional benefits:
- Reduced costs - A content delivery network reduces the stress that your web hosting server is under, reducing the likelihood that you will need to invest in scaling your hosting.
- Improved speed on non-cached content – A CDN can only cache static content, but with much of your server load now offloaded to the CDN, your server is better able to cope with serving dynamic content directly.
- Better website availability – Even if your primary server becomes unavailable, cached copies of your content can still be delivered directly from the distribution network. Any downtime becomes completely invisible to your users.
Add Edgecast CDN to your Edge hosting plan
Whether you want to offload some specific content to the CDN by changing code, or offload your entire site by changing DNS settings, contact us now to find out more about how the CDN could help you grow your web presence without compromising speed or performance.