What is a content delivery network?
A content delivery network (CDN) is a network distributed and interconnected servers that deliver pages and other Web content to a user much faster, based on the geographic locations of the user. The goal is to distribute web content to provide high availability and high performance. The CDN has become critical component of modern web applications and today the majority of web traffic is served through CDNs, including traffic from major sites like Facebook and Amazon. It also provides protection to the site from malicious attacks.
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