Content Delivery Network (CDN)

What does Content Delivery Network (CDN) mean?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of geographically distributed servers and data centers that work together to deliver web content, such as images, videos, scripts, and other assets, to users more efficiently and quickly. CDNs reduce latency and improve the performance and reliability of web content delivery.

When a user requests content from a website, the CDN serves the content from the nearest server location, minimizing the distance and network hops required for data to reach the user's device. This results in faster loading times and improved user experience.

CDNs are commonly used by websites with global audiences to optimize content delivery.