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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Multiple data centers and HTTP traffic: DNS Round Robin is the ONLY way to assure instant fail-over?

Multiple A records pointing to the same domain seem to be used almost exclusively to implement DNS Round Robin as a cheap load balancing technique. The usual warning against DNS RR is that it is not ...
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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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Using amazon S3 as storage for attachments in a web-mail system

I am looking to use S3 as data storage service for a mail system. The idea is to allow users to upload files that serve as attachments to their emails, which are then available to download from the ...
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When does a CDN (content delivery network) become worth it?

At what point is it worth adding a CDN (content delivery network) to your website? Does it make sense to use it for a relatively low traffic website that's a web application? The clients are all over ...
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How to do regional DNS like a CDN does?

I guess this question could be entitiled, how do CDN's work at the DNS level but the real problem I have is that my company has datacenters in three continents and we have to have europe.xxx.com ...
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CDN that supports custom SSL over custom domain [closed]

SSL is the biggest problem: S3/Cloudfront doesnt support it. Rackspace CloudFiles just told me they will support it in Q2 2011. MaxCDN told me its $299 setup fee and a $299 monthly fee. Based on ...
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Server performance for high traffic? [closed]

I need to make sure my website is properly optimized (the server, the PHP code, and the MySQL queries) for high traffic. I am getting ready to market my website soon, and expecting a ton of traffic, ...
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Does Amazon S3 have “sub-directories”? (Rackspace Cloudfiles does not)

In Rackspace, all the "buckets" are one level. Buckets cannot be inside other buckets. This makes it very hard for ORGANIZATION! Edit: does anyone have any suggestions on which one to use...for best ...
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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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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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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 ...