A Content Delivery Network is used to distribute data to end users of an Internet service. It is typically used for large scale distribution, and employs caching and numerous edge locations to speed up and reduce the bandwidth requirements of the process.

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Receiving a CORS header error while loading a font from CDNify

Description I am receiving a few issues loading fonts for my website from my Content Delivery Network (CDNify). When I load my website http://techgroove.net/ (I will refer to this as [link] from here ...
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Do CDN providers run their own DNS servers?

In order to have efficient CDN, it needs to direct requests to the server nearest to the requester. How do they do that? Do they run their own DNS server that, when asked to resolve an address, it ...
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Force AWS CloudFront to refresh resources from origin without user requests

I'm deploying a CloudFront distribution for a widely distributed network. I'm using my own server as origin and I've configured the cache expiration to a custom value (say 24 hours). Everything works ...
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Can CDN overcome cross country latency?

I have my servers in US while my customers are purely from India. Currently, my customers are facing a latency around (250 - 300ms) If I use CDN for static content caching would it help? My site is ...
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How to use an origin-pull CDN with external CNAMEs?

I have a particular issue that I'm struggling with regarding setting up a CDN. To describe our situation: We are running an ASP.NET based CMS(DotNetNuke), configured with two different web heads on ...
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Problems accessing my servers - but only from German providers

I'm having a problem that I've been trying to resolve for months to no avail. I have several websites hosted on a dedicated server in the US. Those include http://noduslabs.com ...
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CDN and TTL on local EC2 files

I Have a file in CDN and I need a local copy of it in all of my EC2 instances. I like to set a TTL on the local copy of 5 minute, and have one of the following: Have it Fetch automatically as soon ...
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Cloudfront - How to invalidate objects in a distribution that was transformed from secured to public?

The setting I have an Amazon Cloudfront distribution that was originally set as secured. Objects in this distribution required a URL signing. For example, a valid URL used to be of the following ...
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Redirect to a CDN

I will like to distribute a javascript file with several of my clients, they have several thousands of unique visits a day on their pages, so my file will be called a lot of times, i don't want that ...
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Slow Website Access from China

I just made a wordpress based website for a client that operates in China. The website is being cached completely by W3 Total Cache and served very fast in Europe (where our main server is located). ...
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Running a database heavy webapp in the UK and Aus server setup

I am running a webapp from a uk datacenter. Speed is fine as expected. The webapp relies heavily on a database. I would like to open the webapp to Australia and New Zealand but maintain good response ...
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Azure CDN '502 - Bad gateway' over HTTPS

I have Azure CDN targeting to a cloud service and it has worked for months but from last weekend it fails with '502 - Bad gateway' on HTTPS. If I request source directly (using cloud service name) ...
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How to block CloudFront or other CDN to access my website

Some guys create a CloudFront CDN to proxy my site, so people can access my website using url like df03039lsls933.cloudfront.net instead of www.example.com How to block this using nginx? From ...
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Do I need CDN if I am target to small region?

I have website which is targeting to small geografical area, the bigest CDN companies don't even have CDN servers close to this area. I am wondering will I get any benefit to use CDN, becouse main ...
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Google Cloud Storage vs Amazone S3 + Cloudfront? [closed]

So I am building a web service which is going to be hosting files up to 500mb in size, and am finished with the coding and now deciding on hosting. I see that Amazon Web Services is very popular, but ...
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How to do 'naked domain aliasing' like DNS hosts that support it?

My goal is to use GitHub Pages and also benefit from their CDN, without having to use a third-party DNS host that supports DNS ALIAS record types (or ANAME - neither are accepted standards). I want to ...
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Amazon CloudFront Synchronization

I want to leverage Amazon CloudFront to "cache" my webserver such that my website stays up even if my webserver goes down. I understand CloudFront has many edge servers that facilitate the ...
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AWS: In what situations would you NOT want to put your entire domain in front of a CloudFront distribution?

Given the relatively recent support for POST/PUT/etc. (http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2013/10/15/amazon-cloudfront-now-supports-put-post-and-other-http-methods/), if you don’t require any ...
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Is it possible to configure a CDN so that it will step out of the way for a subset of regional IPs?

We have a website which targets customers in China, both expat and local Chinese. We have an ICP license which allows us to host in a datacenter inside China. Internet in China is actually as fast as ...
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Whole-site delivery on CloudFront

After much searching, I can't seem to find the question to whether it's viable to cache my entire website in Cloudfront. (Static assets as well as the HTML returned on a dynamic request). The Setup ...
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High latency on domain with CDN

High latency on domain with CDN I have problems with latency on my server, these are the tests I made with blitz.io Latency album http://imgur.com/a/bCmwo I would uploaded images here but it ...
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How to host a Wordpress site on multiple servers due to geographical siteload issues?

Wordpress website is currently hosted in the US, this is where 40% of our target audience is. The rest of visitors are coming form Middle east, Australia, Russia, China, Singapore, UK, Switzerland, ...
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Reverse HTTP proxy as CDN origin server, how to handle last modified since?

I'm trying to set up redundant origin servers for a CDN that will deliver on demand video files. The current setup is that I have two "media" servers that have a large storage capacity and are running ...
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Nginx Rewrite - How to redirect url for certain file type?

My current bargain CDN has very poor performance on video caching. What's worse, I don't have any access to its setting. So I am wondering is it possible to rewrite the url for certain file type to ...
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Amazon S3 appears to be blocking cloudflare IP addresses. How do I fix it?

I have static content that is being served by Cloudflare. Cloudflare points to Amazon S3 to pick up the static content and serves it via a CNAME (cdn.mydomain.com). The bucket is setup properly and ...
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How long does azure cdn live before updating

I am using the windows Azure CDN, And not like Amazon's one cannot configure any TTL regarding the files, I was wondering if there is any official document microsoft had regarding to the ...
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Configuring htaccess file for self hosted CDN

I am trying to set up a self hosted cdn for my site, but I am having problems with the rules in the htaccess file and I can't get it to work. At the moment the ftp server that will act as CDN has the ...
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What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats? [closed]

Typically, when you invest money to protect yourself against some possible threat, you should take into account two factors: the probability (p) of the problem actually happening how much money (m) ...
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Backup files served on a cdn

I am thinking about using a CDN to serve my static files, rackspace cloud files to be exact. I am wondering is it normal to backup these files? Is there even a way to back them up?
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Chrome not caching CloudFront video/audio; CloudFront delivers http 1.0 headers

With the following response header: HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: video/mp4 Content-Length: 3294545 Connection: keep-alive Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 21:17:34 GMT x-amz-meta-s3cmd-attrs: ...
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Does offloading files to faster servers ruin site performance? [closed]

With a decent server and HTML on it, will offloading the CSS/JS/Images to another, faster server ruin the performance? I was thinking about sending, say www.domain.net => main, decent server ...
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How secure is CloudFlare's basic SSL

CloudFlare's basic SSL package provides SSL encryption for you site, but only between your customer's browser, and the CloudFlare server where SSL is terminated. The connection between CloudFlare and ...
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HTTPS CNAME setup for CDN

Background I need to host some files on our CDN (edgecast) which will be available over HTTPS. I would usually accomplish this by using the provided CDN url, i.e. https://wav22.233d.edgecast.com/.... ...
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Check whether CDN is working or not

Is there any way to find whether the static content is being served by CDN or not. Using curl, can i find whether the static file is being served by CDN or by the webserver.
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Nginx - Getting high request time for some static files

We recently moved to Nginx for serving static images for our website. The entry level server is easily able to handle the load with load avg mostly around 0 and low cpu usage. But when we logged ...
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using a CDN on the same location as server

One of the purpose of a CDN is to distribute your static assets in an area closest to your user. So say my server is at location X and most of my users will be at Y. However the closest CDN server to ...
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How to return no answer with nginx?

I use nginx with Incapsula CDN and need to cleanly block all another requests in nginx's server {} context (for certain domain names, but not for all nginx's connections). Best practice in my opinion ...
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Why Not Serve an Entire Site from a CDN? [closed]

Normally when I hear about CDNs and how great they are, they're usually talking about serving a site's static content, like images, CSS, JS, and video. But if CDNs are so great, why don't we run ...
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Wordpress feed does not update after APC and Cloudflare

I am running a Wordpress site on a Ubuntu server. I installed APC and setup Cloudflare. After that I started having a strange problem with the feed. When I check the feed on the browser, I can see ...
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CDNs - is there a delay between file submission and availability?

I've never subscribed to a CDN before, and was hoping someone could share their experience. My question is: Is there a significant delay between a file being submitted via a CDN (via API), and it's ...
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static big files and a way to serve them securely (central authentication CDN)

I need to serve few static big files(about 4GB each) to several users, using 5 servers that are in different geographical regions. The idea is that nobody else gets the content as there's ...
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gzip_http_version set to 1.0 but sends 1.1

I am trying to set Amazon CloudFront up with Nginx using W3 Total Cache and WordPress multisite. CloudFront only works with http 1.0 so, I read that you need to change the http version in gzip to 1.0. ...
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CDN that pulls content from 3xx redirect target?

Storing data in Amazon's S3. Some of the data is for public viewing, and some is for private. I'd rather have everything in S3 marked as private, and enforce viewing constraints through my web app. ...
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Suggest CDN with Byte-Range requests support for streaming [closed]

I'm trying to find high load solution for streaming server. The idea came to me this morning. What about CDN or cloud storage with byte-range support. Basically flash player require only partial ...
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How can I handle big traffic spikes on my dedicated server?

I have an E-Commerce site, which gains a sudden peak of very high traffic when I turn on different ads campaigns. From this moment on, my current dedicated server (Hostgator, 4GB Memoray, 100mbps ...
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Global DNS loadbalancing [closed]

Is it that the DNS queries from a particular region goes to DNS servers located nearest? How DNS servers are made aware of the geographical location of requesting IP address? Is that how the CDN ...
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Setting up CloudFront CDN on a cookieless root domain

I have recently set up an AWS S3 bucket for my site's static content, along w/ a CloudFront distribution for my CDN. I have this working using a sub-domain. However, after running YSlow, I realized ...
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load website from 3 different server simultaneously [closed]

I have a website hosted on a VPS, But now i have a problem. My website, downed several times in last month and i change my service but still i have the same problems... I want to do something, i want, ...
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Caching video content on CDN

I'm currently running an application that delivers streaming video. All of the video content is hosted on our server, but we'd like to take some of the bandwidth load off of our server and speed up ...
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load balancing and port speed/bandwidth

help me understand something about load balancing. Let's pretend we have one server as frontend and three servers as backend. All are hosted in the same datacenter using a local connectivity. ...