Content delivery networks or CDN’s are changing the way we access information online. For the user it offers faster loading times and seamless deliver of streaming content including audio, video and IPTV. For the business owner it offers reduced server load, less bandwidth use and optimized website performance that means better performance and improved search-engine rankings.
Let’s examine how a content delivery network can improve your websites performance and save your business money in the process.
What Is A Content Delivery Network?
A CDN is an interconnected system of cache servers located at distributed geographic locations worldwide. Using the geographic data of a visitor, CDN management software redirects the person to the physically closest server to retrieve content. By having servers spread out around the globe a CDN can handle multiple requests for content efficiently, reliably, and transparently.
Because acontent delivery network works by spreading data geographicallythis means that limited bandwidth or sudden traffic spikes are no longer an issue. By distributing cached static content by geographic location CDNs provided uninterrupted streaming of video, audio and better performance for dynamic web sites. Geographic storage and localized delivery of static content significantly cuts down website load times.
CDN Management software determines where a request originates and then automatically sends that request to the geographically closest server. Because the data is cached and distributed throughout the content delivery network, load times and bandwidth needs are significantly reduced.
CDNs SaveTime and Money
This functionality is delivered to the business owner for only pennies per gigabyte. Host providers that offer scalable pay-as-you-go plans along with a content delivery network can offer the greatest cost savings. One example is the host provider Togglebox.
Togglebox recently announced the launch of a content delivery network solution that is spread among 55 points-of-presence located worldwide. By allowing their hosted websites to offload all static content to their new CDN, their clients will improve the performance of their websites. Because Togglebox offers pay-as-you-go pricing, bandwidth is purchased as needed. Their CDN lowers bandwidth needs by distributing content across various servers decreasing page load latency as well as bandwidth usage. This in turn saves clients money because they are using lower bandwidth to deliver their static content. All while significantly and transparently improving website performance.
In today’s economic climate and as more business moves online, it becomes necessary to control cost while maximizing performance. Consumers are relying more and more on the web for all aspects of daily life.
As businesses work to deliver value to the user experience, more companies are relying on a content delivery network to accelerate static and dynamic content, mobile content, ecommerce transactions, video and audio streaming, gaming and more.
Togglebox’s pay-as-you-go model is changing the way content gets delivered and saving their clients money in the process. It’s a brave new world when it comes to your hosting and delivery options.