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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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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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. ...
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Is subdomain (CNAME) slower than using original address?

I am no expert at this at all, so I am wandering is there a difference in speed, etc. when using some subdomain (CNAME record) over the original address? For example, when using CDN like Amazon S3. ...
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Is it normal that Apache logs website visitors when it's using a CDN?

An Apache web server is serving content through CDN. The CDN cache every 3 hours. Is it normal that Apache logs all the visits? I think this means that the CDN is not working!
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Does a CDN still work even when my server is down?

I am a website owner planning to use Amazon's cloudfront S3. I have been reading all the stuffs about what a CDN can do but i still have an unanswered question. Does a CDN still work even when my ...
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htaccess - How to allow access only to static files for specific domain

The idea is to serve js,css, img files using different domains so I created following domains: css.mydomain.com js.mydomain.com img.mydomain.com The main site URL is www.mydomain.com. When I ...
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Using Redirect for an SSL CDN to have a Custom Domain

We're looking to move our website/app assets to a CDN. The problem is, our CDN doesn't offer custom domain names with SSL. In other words, for SSL they offer https://1234.cdn.hostingcompany.com but ...
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CloudFlare dashboards empty, or performance issues

I wanted to test CloudFlare performance so I set my image gallery domain on it and started testing. I have added PageRules for caching. And chose the Security: Essentially Off. I checked NS check ...
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Testing image load times CDN vs Nginx server

We have been running a website that contains quite large image gallery. We started growing and we need a new place to keep our images. So I started looking and testing. For testing purposes I created ...
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How do CDN work if IP Addr are random? [closed]

From my understanding CDN are fast because they have big pipes, serve static content and are 'close' to you. But from my understanding DNS's give you a random IP address. If a CDN have 1 location ...
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CloudFront - first access

We are storing video files in Amazon S3-Buckets, and do the playout via CloudFront. Unfortunately, although CloudFront has an origin-pull mechanism, the files are only transferred from S3 to the edges ...
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Test site speed

I am test driving an Akmai CDN architecture and before committing to buy, I would like to gauge the real performance gain from the acceleration feature. What would be the best MO for doing speed ...
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load balancing IIS7.5 server by geolocation

I have one web site and 3 servers in different location Asia, Europe, US. I am new in this things but what I want to do is implement ARR load balancing by geolocation (like CDN). Anyone know tutorial ...
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Using CDN to serve images folder for PHP/Apache website

I have a PHP5/Apache2/MySQL website. Now in the folder structure under root I have an root\images folder that just has images. I also have a root\skin\images folder again has only images. If I wanted ...
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Reducing Excessive DNS Queries caused by a CDN

Heres the situation, I recently setup a few of my sites on a a CDN (specifically MediaTemple's ProCDN via Edgecast). Setup went perfectly normal but a couple of days later I notice this: (15K a day ...
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Can I resolve DNS based on the calling clients source IP?

Given a Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 DNS Server and a well known list of internal subnets, can I resolve DNS entries different based on the IP of the calling client? Essentially, poor man's CDN where I ...
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Subdomains with some dynamic content and some static content on a CDN

Here's what I want to do. I know I can't do everything; I'm looking to see how close I can get or if anyone has a creative solution. The goal is to make it so I can deploy HTML+CSS+JS to ...
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RTMP alternative for Streaming on HTML5 video player?

I have a CDN with Level3 via VPS.net. Anyway to use this CDN with html5 video players. The support people say it can only be used via RTMP, and RTMP seems to be flash only. I want to give the ...