High speed has become crucial for an online business to get the maximum visitors. The users do not waste their time waiting for a page to upload and want to access their page request instantly. Cloud CDN (content delivery network) helps in improving the website performance and uptime.
How is CDN useful?
CDN is a network of servers that are placed in strategic locations across the globe and delivers the content to a visitor from any location of the closest server. The entire process is completed at lightning speed and engages the visitor to stay on the website and gets them interested to search for more. Cloud CDN uploads the website pages on its primary server and replicates it in an encrypted form on to the various nodes protecting it from interception and misuse.
There are several benefits of the cloud CDN. These include:
Protection: A site can be crippled with SQL injections, DDoS attacks and other malicious acts. CDN servers can prevent such attacks from reaching the primary server and ensures the website is safe and secure.
Performance: Since the content is cached it does not require a CDN to go back to the primary server each time for new content. It allows more processing time for uploading dynamic content as there are lesser transfer requests from the nodes.
Global Reach and new market segments: CDN reduces latency issues through a process termed as cloud acceleration having local points of presence (PoPs) across different locations. This creates possibilities of the content reaching new markets and making online transactions a reality irrespective of the distance.
Scalable and customizable: The website owners can increase their server requirements during high traffic times and discard the servers once the traffic is back to normal flow. The customers can choose the servers and select specific servers located nearest to their target audience.