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Benefits and Drawbacks of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

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The rate at which the internet has grown over the past decade has been phenomenal. It has penetrated even the remotest of regions across the world and ensured that people are connected. Internet technology has been one of the biggest revolutions in the world, and it continues to grow each day. The rise of the internet led to the need for domains and hosting service providers. The best cloud hosting and other hosting providers have emerged in the industry developing smarter technologies helping users get the best out of the internet. 

One such technology developed is the Content Delivery Network (CDN). A content delivery system is a group of servers, distributed geographically, that work collectively to ensure a faster content delivery. It allows quick transfer of assets required to load the HTML pages, files images, etc. Today, the majority of the traffic is driven through CDN. Popular platforms like Netflix, Facebook, etc. use CDN for faster content delivery. 

There are certain advantages and drawbacks of a CDN. Let us first discuss some of the benefits of CDN.

  1. Faster Content Delivery – Through a CDN, the website owners can deliver their content faster by bypassing the distance factor between the