Implement Content Delivery Network (CDN)

  • Part One Chapter 20 – Implement Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Part One Chapter 20

Cloud

Let's take a local content delivery network (CDN) as an example. A typical CDN is a service and consists of a network of servers in different locations that stores static files to be used by your mobile website users.

  • Mobile websites that require loading large quantity of static files can always improve web page loading speed when using a CDN. For example, the static files are usually videos, images, CSS and JavaScript files.
  • Having a CDN can also improve loading speed when your mobile site is visited by users from many different locations within an extremely large country, such as China or the USA.

An Example

For example in a large country such as China, you do not want a Shanghai user to be served with an image file from Beijing. But you want the user to be served with image files from Shanghai. A local CDN helps in this case. The CDN makes copies of your static files and stores them in different locations across China. This ensures in most cases, your users can almost certainly request static files from the closest geographical locations and this setup will improve your mobile pages' load speed.



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