What is CDN Hosting? How it works? How to integrate it with my website?

What is CDN Hosting?


CDN (Content Delivery Network) technology allows your website’s content to be accessed from the closest geographical location of the request. This feature will ensure instant and fast accessibility.

The content is immediately delivered from the nearest POP to your site visitors. For example, if your visitor is from Poland, the content from the POP located in Poland or near by Poland will be delivered. If your visitor is from South America, the content will be delivered from the POP located in South America and nearest to your site visitor.

How CDN Hosting Works?


CDN mainly works on two URLs.

  • The first URL is the Source URL, generally any URL on your website. For example, http://images.accuwebhosting.com/ or http://www.accuwebhosting.com/static/, etc.
  • The second URL is a CDN URL ... this URL is created by AccuWebHosting.Com and mapped to your Source URL. For example, http://cdn.accuwebhosting.com/.

CDN takes your data from "Source URL" and places it on many different edge servers around the world so that high traffic content can be delivered to the end user as quickly as possible.

The same static content is distributed to your site visitors using the "CDN URL". When a request for content is made using the "CDN URL", CDN evaluates the location of the request and routes it to the nearest edge location.

This will provide the lowest latency and best connection speed for the requester. The file is then transferred directly from the edge location's server to the user that requested it. As a result, you will get the fastest possible load times, better visitor experience and less load on your servers. As a result of these advantages, an added benefit is it can help improve your Google search rankings.

How to create a CDN resource?


Once your CDN hosting service is activated, you will require to create a CDN resource from your client area. You can find its detailed instructions from this URL.

How to integrate CDN with the website?


After creating a CDN resource, you will be required to integrate the it with your website. It is very simple procedure. You just need to make changes in your website code to do this. You can check out our complete guidance from here.

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