A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a highly-distributed platform of servers that helps minimize delays in loading web page content by reducing the physical distance between the server and the user. This helps users around the world view the same high-quality content without slow loading times.
Without a CDN, content origin servers must respond to every single end user request. This results in significant traffic to the origin and subsequent load, thereby increasing the chances for origin failure if the traffic spikes are exceedingly high or if the load is persistent.
By responding to end user requests in place of the origin and in closer physical and network proximity to the end user, a CDN offloads traffic from content servers and improves the web experience, thus benefiting both the content provider and its end users.
Over half of the internet’s traffic is served by a content delivery network (CDN). The goal of ICON CDN is to reduce latency – the delay between submitting a request for a web page and the web page fully loading on your device – by reducing the physical distance that the request has to travel.
For example, a Delhi visitor wishing to view content which originates at a US-based server will experience poor loading times if this request has to travel across the Long Distance.
To combat this, ICON CDNs store a cached version of your website content in multiple geographical locations around the world, which are known as “points of presence” (PoPs). These PoPs will contain their own caching servers and will be responsible for delivering that content in the user’s location.
.ICON Networks as your CDN provider is a vendor that provides businesses the ability to serve content to end users across the world over a content delivery network.
Why use Icon?
ICON CDNs offer an easy way to increase the speed of a website while also lowering the latency. Therefore, essential for the fast, efficient and secure delivery of content to our users around the world. This content is not simply limited to website content alone; it can also comprise 4K and HD-quality video, audio streams, apps, games and OS updates. With website visitor attention spans growing shorter by the day, it is imperative to deliver this content as quickly as possible.
As more businesses go online, and the world comes together on the Internet to shop, connect, and share, Icon providers face an increasing array of challenges such as: delivery of different types of content, adjusting content for different device types (device detection), and securing data and the online presence of our end users.