A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is simply a network of servers around the globe. A CDN’s sole purpose is to deliver content to the visitor in the fastest way possible.
How MaxCDN Works
When your CDN domain is called (e.g.: cdn.yourdomain.com), we will determine the fastest way to deliver files to the user, and then deliver the file to the user from our high-powered servers.
Sound easy enough? Learn how we can integrate with your current system.
What's For Me?
Sure, this may be fancy, but you may ask what's in it for you? The faster your website is, the happier you users will be. With MaxCDN, leave the heavy grunt work with us and focus on what you do best, running your website.
Distance Is Key
As distance is a factor of web speed, sending data 2,000 miles will always be slower than sending data 10 miles away. A CDN relieves this issue by delivering that data from the closest server, via geo-location.
This geo-location is based on a system called Anycast DNS, which allows website owners to have one domain, let’s say cdn.yourdomain.com, point to the server closest to the user.
Scale On The Cloud
When you offload your static assets to MaxCDN, not only does this add more redundancy to your website, it also allows you to scale on the cloud.
As website traffic spikes consistently, it can make your website slow to a crawl with all the traffic. With MaxCDN, our CDN network of servers will make your website faster in these unpredictable spikes.