Know Further about Content Delivery Network (CDN)

In the world of hosting and website development, the term CDN is not a strange thing. CDN stands for Content Delivery Network whose function is to keep the website stable and active, even if there are problems or disruptions that arise. Usually, it is the developers or website managers who have a lot to do with CDNs. Even so, you can learn about the functions and workings of a CDN through the discussion in this article!

In previous article, we have also written article about how to maximize your website speed using CDN. In previous article, we have also advise benefits using CDN on your website.

How CDN Works?

CDN is a network of servers that are connected together with the aim of delivering content cheaply, quickly, safely, and reliably, using cache technology. Website that uses CDN will use the name server provided by the CDN.

On the first visit, a visitor requests access to a website. The CDN then downloads static content such as JavaScript, CSS, images to the server and then sends them to visitors via a browser.

On the second visit, the visitor retrieves content that has been cached by the CDN. That way, hosting only needs to complete the content. Delivery times are also faster because files are retrieved from the server closest to the visitor.

How to Use CDN

The first step that must be taken is to choose the type of CDN to use. But most importantly, you must consider this decision carefully, because implementing a CDN can take a significant amount of time and money.

1. Select CDN and Register Website

The first step is to choose a CDN provider for your website. There are many choices of CDN providers such as MaxCDN, AWS CloudFront, Akamai, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.

2. Create a URL for the CDN

The next step is to create a URL for your CDN. The URL for the CDN is where all of your assets will drive traffic. Use a URL name that is easy to find and replace to facilitate the change process if needed.

3. Point Assets to CDN

After creating the URL, you need to point the assets on your website to the CDN. This step will make it less likely that you will make mistakes in the markup and make it easier to maintain URLs if we need to make changes.


Today, CDN is an important part of internet development. Especially now that the development of the internet of things is very fast. Many companies try to optimize their website so that it appears on the top of the search sites.

Hopefully the information about the meaning and function of this CDN can add to your knowledge. Don’t forget to also use Cloud Hosting from HostForLIFEASP.NET, so that your website is fast, safe, and reliable.

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