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What is a CDN in Web Hosting?

CDN web hosting to speed up your website

If you’re looking to improve the speed of your website, you may have heard of something called a CDN, but many people don’t know what it is. So what is a CDN?

CDN stands for Content Delivery Network.

It is essentially a network of servers, spread around the world in order to serve data to your website visitors quicker than they would receive it traditionally.

Why use a CDN?

Speed is one of the most important ranking factors in SEO – which means optimising how your website content is delivered is important.

This will help you achieve better results in the search engines.

In addition, increased website speed will contribute to a lower bounce rate (every second of load time means 20% less people stay). Improving your speed will also improve your lead capture and sales.

How a CDN Works

When your website goes up on the CDN, each server will cache (store) your site’s static files. These are things like graphics, images, Javascript, CSS and videos.

The reason they are storing the static files, is because they are the largest and take the longest to deliver.

Upon searching for your site, the servers will automatically choose the Content Delivery Network location closest to your website visitor to deliver your website files.

This means that your website visitor will load up your website in the fastest time possible.

Since speed is important for SEO and conducting business successfully online, CanSpace offers CDN’s for all of our clients, free of charge.

In Conclusion

If you’re looking to improve the speed of your website or start on the right foot with a new one, get started with a hosting plan today!

Trust Canada’s leading domain registrar and web hosting provider to take good care of your website. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our 24/7 support team.


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