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 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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How do CDNs that don't require url rewriting work?

Will I have to change some DNS settings? If so, what would I have to change? Will they work automatically as long as I set the correct cache-control headers? EDIT: I'm completely new to CDNs and ...
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Best way to implement Amazon CloudFront for established website

Some of you may have a solution for this, and I need to hear it. Basically, you have a website, a lot of categories ( games, blog etc ). The idea would be to use Amazon CDN for images, flv's, ...
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Web host for serving both western and asian users

Are there any hosting companies specialized in serving both European, N+S American and Chinese, Indian, Korean or Japanese users? I am looking for a dedicated or VPS to host a Drupal site, not a CDN. ...
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Recommend a content delivery network (CDN) for a specific purpose [closed]

could you please recommend a CDN for the following use: 1) Ability to update files on the edge servers automatically through API, so it should take no more than 5-10 minutes to make a new version of ...
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How can you use gzip for static website content served by a Content Delivery Network? Does it improve page load times?

I'm serving up most of my static media from a CDN for my website. This includes images, videos, javascript files, and CSS files. YSlow and Google's Performance tool tell me that I should be gzip'ing ...
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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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Preload/Prime Amazon Cloud Front CDN before move.

I am changing CDNs and I would like to preload some content to AWS Cloud Front so that my origin server is not hammered during that transition. Any tips?
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how does AWS S3 bucket Redundant storage works with filepicker/filestack

I am using Filestack https://www.filestack.com/ as fileserver and Amazon S3 as filestorage as complete storage solution for my clients. Filestack offers CDN (Content Delivery Network) which serves ...
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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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Can a CDN (specifically CloudFront) stampede its origin server after a miss?

Similar to how a memcache server can stampede a db after a missed hit. Should I ever expect high traffic from my CDN(s)?
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Simplecdn alternatives for progressive streaming

I´m looking for a CDN to host my videos, but I need the ability to progressively stream from them (currently not available at simplecdn).
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Most bandwidth efficient setup for video sharing [closed]

I built a video sharing platform for a popular french podcast I contribute to. Initially I used S3 and linked directly to it, bad idea. Then I used a pull CDN to better optimize my bandwidth, but s3 ...
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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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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 do I configure an SSL only site, in a way that doesn't affect browser connection limits

The Yahoo Developer Best Practices recommend using multiple hosts (host1.company.com, host2.company.com, etc..) as a way of overcoming a webbrowsers built in limitation of only issuing two concurrent ...
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Hosted file is downloaded damaged by IE

I have a ZIP file hosted via Apache with Akamai as CDN, the problem is when trying to download it with IE (and just IE) it is damaged and I'm unable to open it. Since the problem occurs in other ...
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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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Copyrighted Materials in Content Delivery Networks

We have a website idea that is related with some specific files. What we will do is to crawl all the web and fetch some specific files, and as you guess, host them in CDNs. Some of the files could be ...
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CDN for caching REST api

I am doing some research on CDN providers, however I have a hard time finding out which ones are available, what exactly they offer, and if they are appropriate for my purpose. Hopefully you guys can ...
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Google Page Speed message: https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6/jquery.min.js (1 hour)

Google Page Speed is telling me to leverage browser caching for only this object: https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.6/jquery.min.js (1 hour) As this is being delivered from an external ...
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Serving http content files locally instead of off external servers

When building our web pages from different content sources, it may be necessary to get some images from external servers (e.g. when incorporating a rss feed), which may not be as fast or as well ...
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Is my vision of the ideal CDN wrong?

I know nothing about CDNs, and tomorrow I'm going to start what promises to be a lengthy investigation of them. But I wanted to share my ideal vision of a CDN - which basically maps to the concept of ...
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Inexpensive CDN with Origin/Pull services? [closed]

Does anyone know of an inexpensive CDN which offers origin/pull services? I've looked into Cachefly, they look great but don't provide this service for less than $1k unfornuately. If you know of an ...
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Use different dns servers for CDNs

Back when google first released their 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 dns servers I did some profiling, and they are way faster for our location. A more recent test confirms this is still the case. However, after ...
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May I use CDN for whole website (PHP, Apache, MySQL) or just for images and CSS, JS files?

May I use CDN for whole website (PHP, Apache, MySQL) or just for images and CSS, JS files? What's the best choice > cloud-hosting or dedicated-hosting? Does CDN has that support? Witch hosting you ...
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How to calculate actual gain from CDN?

I'm testing out a new CDN service (http://cloudflare.com), and I'm trying to figure out if it is giving much of a gain. I have a very fast internet connection so I can't see any increase in speed (...
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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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Does creating a new CNAME replace the old?

I have a CNAME record: cdn.example.com. IN CNAME examp.vo.llnwd.net which was registered through Limelight. Do I need to go back to Limelight release this record? Or if I just generate a new ...
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Are there CDN for streaming video content with custom configuration of media servers

My company currently is using CloudFront as Content Distribution Network. But recently we need some additional configuration to the media server they are using for streaming our video content. But... ...
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Updateing files on Amazon’s CDN

is there any way to update files stored on Amazon's CDN service? Seems like it won't take any update of a file we make (eg. removing the file and storing the new one with the same file name as before)....
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How is Cache-Control: max-age affected by intermediate caching?

I am currently serving an HTML page to users with a Cache-Control: max-age=600 header. I believe this allows the users' browsers to cache the page for a maximum of 10 minutes. I am considering adding ...
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No Cache-Control Header for files from AWS CloudFront with S3 Origin

We just migrated to Amazon AWS. We currently have an EC2 instance that's working well. It's running Nginx in front and Apache in the back-end. That's running well also. All sites are launched properly ...
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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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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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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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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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Cloudflare hurting performance

I recently set up cloudflare on a new site I'm about to launch. I ran some benchmarks with it on and with it off and the output is extremely troubling. Does this make sense to anyone? Before when ...
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What are the cheap CDN for Origin Pull? [closed]

I've read several thread around ServerFault about this, but still I am not satisfy with the answer so I post a question here. I need a Origin Pull CDN that support big file (more than 200MB). I don't ...
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How to set up AWS Cloudfront for dynamic number of domains for a dynamic site?

THE SETUP We have a webs/wix/etc-like website management system we are trying to use with CloudFront. It has the following domains and subdomains. - ourdomain: our main website - admin.ourdomain: ...
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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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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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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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Amazon S3 preprocess request

Is there any way to preprocess Amazon S3 request by executing some logic in some programming logic (e. g. if I need to restrict access to resources by some dynamic condition)?
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Rackspace Cloud Files - limiting possible connections

We have a plan to create a new section to our website - one that will feature HTML5 video. During the initial tests we've done, HD video encoded with Zencoder and stored on Rackspace Cloud Files and ...
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Calculate request frequency and bandwidth usage for specific resources (CDN related)

I am currently looking into the viability of using a CDN on my site (~2mill page views per month). However, before looking at the myriad packages available it makes sense to find out exactly what I ...
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equivalent to CDN but for dynamical content?

so i know for serving static elements (css, js, images, videos etc) you should use CDN since they are spread out throughout the world. but how could i spread out by apache servers? is there an ...
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CDN server blocked in corporate networks

My CDN server is getting blocked on certain corporate networks. I have added my CDN site to most corporate firewall directory to make sure its categorized correctly and not as a parked domain or other ...
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Media Server Stack [closed]

What would be, software wise, a good Stack to use for a media server, considering the Ubuntu OS (8.10 up)? This is supposed to serve large QuickTime video files (.mov) with > 100Mb in average. We ...
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Smoothwall web proxy VM blocks CSS files from CDNs

We have a Smoothwall web proxy set up as a virtual machine for internet browsing. When a site hosts CSS files on a CDN (probably any cross-domain request actually) the CSS isn't applied, indicating ...