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What Is CDN and How Does It Work

What is CDN

Every product or service need to have customers. These customers need to be treated as a golden asset via providing them great quality experience of visiting your websites and delivering your content as fastest as it is possible. That is what CDNs do. It delivers you digital content (live video broadcast, video files, file downloads, multimedia content, scripts etc.) to your customers or users significantly faster.

Better experience has positive effect on customer retention and customer lifetime value. You will also recognize that website acceleration will bring new customers and users. Being another step ahead of your competitors will have positive impact on yours growth and sales. CDN service for your websites is a remarkable competitive advantage. It doesn’t only bring better user experience. Faster loading times is crucial when it comes to online marketing and Google and other search engines take site loading time as an important factor. Fast websites rank higher in Google. Then there is also the factor of protection – online content is securely stored on our server network which also protects you against DDOS hacker attacks and site overloads.

 

How does CDN work

A Content delivery network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers located in multiple Internet-connected data centers.

To simplify that, Content Delivery Network is nothing more than a system of data centers and servers located throughout the world and an intelligent software that automatically copies your online content and saves it on the servers. When user try to access your content, the software finds the server that would do the best job in delivering your data to the user. That’s usually the closest server to the user.

 

Impact of site performance on overall site conversion rate

Impact of website performance on conversion rates

 

Who needs CDN

Any enterprise with a web audience can benefit from using a CDN, but if your users are likely to download lots of stuff from your website, play media files, and/or watch or listen to live broadcasts, you are likely to benefit the most.

The headline content types for CDN services are:

  • Website files and scripts (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, Flash, etc.)
  • Live video broadcasts (e.g. sports, concerts, events, etc.)
  • Video files (e.g. movie trailers, ads, promos, instructional material, training, sport highlights, etc.)
  • File downloads (e.g. software downloads, patches, or critical updates)
  • Multimedia content (e.g. games or music)

 

Type of sites which can benefit on CDN performance:

  • Blogs, corporate sites
  • Retail/E – commerce
  • Game/Gaming Development
  • Software Development
  • News/Social Media/Publishing/Advertising
  • Hobby/Personal/Shared Interest/Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services

 

Gaming and game development businesses can benefit from faster initial downloads of game clients, installers, patches, in-game content (a.k.a., downloadable content or DLC), and demos. These files are often large, and can take much longer to receive from the origin server than from a server close to end users. Also, since game content is subject to popular whims, flash crowds can overwhelm origin servers and slow the user experience to a crawl. CDN services protect users from both of these outcomes.

Like gaming and game development businesses, software-related businesses can also benefit from faster file exchange—as can entertainment and media sites that want to deliver a satisfying multimedia experience to their users.

It goes without saying that for general web use there is proven positive correlation between better web performance and improvements in session time, repeat visits, conversions, and abandonment rates. But for some industries and end-user activities, a CDN is a no brainer, even for small enterprises.

 

We Are On The Line!

We Are ‘ON THE LINE’!

Finally! After months of development and many sleepless nights, we are happy to announce the launch of CDNlion™ for beta testing.

CDNlion™ is a global CDN (Content Delivery Network) service provider that helps its customers speed up websites, images and video streaming.

We operate a large network of more than 110 data centers all over the world. Our system automatically copies all the data from our clients’ servers, such as websites, scripts, images, videos and other files, to our servers. When audience tries to access these files from any location on the planet, our intelligent DNS infrastructure ensures that the content is served from the best location possible – usually the closest data center to the user.

We offer a number of packages starting from $49. After you purchase one of the packages and your account balance is recharged, you can select geographical locations where your audience is and where you want your online content to load fast.

Each continent has a different price. Except from the standard network (which has more locations and better price than our competitors) we also offer a premium network – more exclusive locations for better load time that cost a little more. We charge your account per byte of bandwidth used to speed up your online content. The network prices start from $0.049 per GB of used bandwidth for USA & Canada and European Standard Network.

We also offer a FREE TRIAL. Try us for 14 days and then decide whether you want to continue using our network or cancel your account. It’s free of charge!

For the next few weeks we will be fixing minor bugs and then launch the final version of our app. Please, excuse any errors that might occur during the time of beta testing. In case you encounter any bug, please email us at support@cdnlion.com and we will try to fix it as soon as possible.

For more information about the project and the company, please contact us at media@cdnlion.com.