How a CDN works.
Well, a CDN places servers at exchange points located between different networks. These internet exchange points happen to be the primary locations for various internet providers which would connect just to provide each other access to traffic derived on their distinct networks. With the intention of minimizing the distance between visitors and the server, a CDN stores a cached version of its content in numerous geographical locations which are known as Point of Presence, A.K.A. PoPs. Each PoP has a caching number responsible for content delivery. A CDN stores your content in multiple places at once, providing superior coverage to users. For example, when someone in Pakistan accesses your Sri Lankan hosted website, it’s done through a local Pakistani PoP. This method is much immediate than having the requests and responses travel across the Indian Ocean and back.
Regardless of what you do or the content you consume, the chances are that you will find a CDN behind every text and image pixel that gets delivered to your PC. Every second count! Studies show that a second-long delay causes a 7% drop in conversion, an 11% drop in page views and a 16% drop in customer satisfaction.
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