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What is a CDN?

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) consists of a set of locations around the world, which locally redistribute and keep the content of your servers in cache automatically. This will allow you significantly accelerate the response time of your sites internationally and decreases the load placed on the backend web server.

Benefits of a CDN

Deliver your pages faster!

  • The Content Delivery Network optimises the speed of your website and application without needing to make any changes to your hosting system or code.
  • You merely change your IP of your website to the IP of the CDN, and we configure the CDN to get the site from your current website IP.
  • The CDN is placed between your hosting systems and your customers around the world.
  • The CDN caches static content close to your customers. When you customers view your site any static objects not already at the CDN are pulled from the hosting server (origin) and held at the edge, closer to your customers.
  • Once cached, your hosting is no longer called on, to serve your static data, making your sites run faster, as your data is closer to your customer.
  • The CDN is also connected to the web with multiple 10Gbps links, so your data can be transmitted faster.

Improved Site Performance = Improved User Experience

There’s nothing better for a user than browsing a fast-running, responsive site!
Making use of a CDN decreases loading times considerably, so your users can access your content rapidly and smoothly.

 

Improved SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Keeping your site fast and responsive is a major challenge for all websites.
Loading times are critical SEO factors for Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.
A CDN reduces the response time and decreases the loading time of your pages, an important factor in the search engine ranking.

 

Protection against Distributed Denial Of Service Attacks (DDoS)

Without a CDN, your hosting system has a higher risk of DDoS attacks which make your services unavailable by saturating your network connections.
This type of attack is achieved using large numbers of simultaneous external requests which result in severely reduced response times and loss of services for your customers.
The CDN can help protect your site(s) from such attacks by automatically absorbing the load.
The greater majority of requests will not reach your hosting servers, so they remain available to handle traffic from your customers.

 

The CDN Network (Current CDN Utilisation)

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European Pops

  • Belgium
    • Brussels – 40Gb
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague – 10Gb
  • France
    • Bordeaux – 20Gb
    • Lyon – 30Gb
    • Marseille – 10Gb
    • Paris – 400Gb
  • Germany
    • Frankfurt – 200Gb
  • Italy
    • Milan – 50Gb
  • Netherlands
    • Amsterdam -210Gb
  • Poland
    • Warsaw – 140Gb
  • Spain
    • Madrid – 80Gb
  • Switzerland
    • Zurich – 12Gbs
  • United Kingdom
    • London POP – 230Gb

The United States + Canada PoPs

  • Ashburn – 40Gb
  • Atlanta – 20Gb
  • Dallas – 40Gb
  • Chicago – 20Gb
  • Los Angeles – 30Gb
  • Miami – 20Gb
  • Newark – 50Gb
  • New York – 20Gb
  • Paulo Alto – 70Gb
  • San Jose – 60Gb

Canada

  • Toronto – 20Gb

Asia PoPs

  • Singapore – 20Gb
  • Tokyo – 20Gb