A standard web host stores all website files on a single server. This means that all of your website’s HTML, Javascript, CSS style sheets, video and image files are all being pulled from one server at the same time.

A content delivery network (CDN) refers to a group of servers that work together to deliver your site’s content as quickly as possible.

Simply put, instead of pulling all of your website content from one server at the same time, your content is spread across multiple servers.

What are the benefits of a CDN?

Fast Page Load Speed Times

Distributing content closer and across multiple servers will improve the load speed of your site. The quicker the load speed, the lower the bounce rate.

Improved Website Security

A CDN can improve security by providing DDoS mitigation, improvements to security certificates, and other optimizations. DDoS is a cyber attack that will send a server tons and tons of code in order to crash the system. DDoS mitigation acts as a protective barrier by blocking IP addresses from these servers.

Increased Content Availability

Normal origin servers store all of your sites content in one place, so if your site is heavy with images, videos or animations, this can cause slow load speeds. Because Content Delivery Networks work as a team, they can handle more traffic than normal origin servers. This allows CDNs to load your sites content faster in times of heavy traffic.

Here at BuildThis, we set up all of our client’s websites on Cloudflare, a CDN, to make sure your website reaps all of the speed and security benefits they offer!

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