CDN Hosting

How You Can Benefit From CDN Hosting

Looking for an easy and affordable way to boost the performance of your website? Try using the CDN Hosting service from A2 Hosting. A2 Hosting’s CDN increases site load speeds by an average of 30%. Each Web Hosting account includes a FREE CDN and users can opt into the service with 1-click.

A content delivery network, or CDN for short, is a group of servers located worldwide that work together to automatically optimize the delivery of your website to your visitors. A CDN stores your static content (stuff like images, CSS and javascript) on these global servers. When someone visits your site, the CDN automatically decides the shortest and ultimately the fastest route to get that content to your visitor. Your content is routed through the server closest in proximity to your visitor, optimizing your site’s speed.

Still confused? Think of yourself as an international pizza delivery company with only one restaurant. I know this sounds absurd, but stay with me. If you’re located in New Jersey, how in the world are you going to deliver pizzas to your customers in Paris? This would take a few days right? Well you wouldn’t be delivering pizzas to Paris, now would you? It would take too long and who likes cold pepperoni anyway? Instead, you would set up a chain of restaurants closer to your customers. That’s essentially what a CDN does. It delivers pizza (your content) from a restaurant (server) closest to your customers.

Who can benefit from a CDN? Essentially any webmaster! If you’re a New Jersey blogger, you don’t want your website loading slow for your Paris readers. Your readers really don’t care that your site is slow because your website’s server is located on the other side of the globe. To them, your site is just plain slow and they don’t have the patience to deal with it.

Remember that you have about 6-8 seconds for your site visitors to decide if they want to stay or bounce. Don’t let those precious seconds tick way because you think that there’s no solution for accelerating your site.