A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data placed at various nodes of a network.

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Does CloudFlare cache videos, and would this wildcard Page Rule work for that?

I'm setting everything up in my website to use CloudFlare. This is my example: On videos.domain.com/Folder-A/Folder-B/ there are some HTML files that I would NOT like CloudFlare to cache. But inside ...
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Is it possible to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS?

I need to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS, My DNS server have much more options that I do need. Instead of setting cloudflare as my dns server, I have added it as a NS record from ...
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How to make CloudFlare cache everything?

I want CloudFlare to cache everything, PHP files too, every request from the domain, I want it to cache it. Is this possible? (There are PHP scripts on the domain that print out images, JS and CSS, ...
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What's the most efficient & economical way to do GeoIP redirects for a high traffic site?

So, I'm setting up a new potentially high traffic site that's made up of several simple static pages. We want to host it as efficiently as possible, as we're both on a non-existent budget and may have ...
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Is there a way of using HTTPS with Amazon's CloudFront CDN and CNAMEs?

We use Amazon's CloudFront CDN with custom CNAMEs hanging under the main domain (static1.example.com). Although we can break this uniform appearance and use the original ...
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How to invalidate images on Amazon CloudFront after optimising them?

After checking on Google PageSpeed Insights, I have optimised the images on several websites using jpegoptim and optipng. Obviously a lot of the images are now smaller and they have new timestamps, ...
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Concerns about moving media files to a CDN and impact on SEO

I'd like to move all my media files to a CDN (Windows Azure is my best choice for now). Two questions : How can I avoid SEO and redirections issues for the previously uploaded media files ? For ...
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Why do CDNs charge so much for private SSL? [closed]

I've been looking at various CDN services, and many of them seem to charge a pretty hefty fee compared to the free shared SSL offering. One in particular, CDN77, is offering private SSL for $700/year. ...
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Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?

GitHub updated their Pages service for custom domains yesterday and I'm not clear on one small detail. They recommend a CNAME record for www.example.com but do not recommend using A records for the ...
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Why does Google PageSpeed Insights show a lower score for my website when using a CDN?

I'm trying to improve my site's PageSpeed. So far so good, I received score of 91 points for mobile and 97 points for desktops using Google PageSpeed Insights. However, when I add a CDN service for ...
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Podcast site - Serve audio files with CDN

I am managing a small podcast website hosted on a shared server. Currently there are only eight or nine episodes, each of which are about 50 MB, so bandwidth is not really an issue at the moment. ...
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Splitting big CSS file into parts for quicker loading

So I have a relatively big CSS file. I thought about doing the following, splitting it to 3 parts: 1st part will have the main selectors that are needed to run on the main page that gets the biggest ...
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Is there a CDN for backbone.marionette?

Getting started with Backbone and Marionette, I was about to copy the file at https://github.com/marionettejs/backbone.marionette/blob/master/lib/backbone.marionette.js to my local server, but ...
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Using a CDN for CMS software (multiple sites)

I'm currently researching ideas for the media management side of a CMS I'm writing. I was looking at having images served from a CDN which is fine on a single site, but I want all sites that run the ...
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Is it possible to know where a CDN's servers are located?

Are there any tools or online applications that can list where a CDN's servers are located?
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Is there a limit of emails/pictures per Gravatar account?

I'm building a site to connect patients to doctors. Each doctor will have a profile picture. I'm quite happy to manually maintain the profile pictures as there won't be that many doctors nor will they ...
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What is the advantage to hosting static resources on a separate domain?

I notice a lot of sites host their resources on a separate domain from the main site, e.g. StackExchange using sstatic.net, Barnes & Noble using imagesbn.com, etc. I understand that there are ...
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Need a CDN with SSL [closed]

We currently use Edgecast through Speedyrails. Back when I did my research they were both fast and very cost-effective. I haven't looked in a while, but now we need SSL on our assets as well. I ...
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Hosting of static content without server, only through CDN [duplicate]

My content is fully static, using only HTML, CSS, JS. It's only one page, which needs to load really fast from any country, and should be online for only 3 months. I already have the domain name. I ...
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Using CNAME to point a subdomain to a CDN, will that affect SEO of the subdomain?

I want to install a CDN service on a subdomain of my site. Since the service requires the subdomain to use CNAME (to point to their servers), will that affect the SEO of the subdomain? I know that ...
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Alternatives to google static maps [closed]

Goood Day Essentially I am getting hammered with costs for google static maps as I have a reasonably high traffic website and need to place a static map image on many of the web pages. Google want to ...
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Amazon Cloud Front - Changing the origin domain

Currently have a Cloudfront CDN with an Origin pointed to http://mysite.com. The CDN URL is something like jr27a8vopf32a.cloudfront.net. Currently there are a lot of external consumers of a file ...
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CDN CNAMEs not resolving to customer origin

I have set up an Edgecast CDN to mirror all my static content. Because I use the root of my domain (donaldjenkins.com) to host my main site—using Google Analytics which sets cookies—I've stored the ...
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Does changing the picture folder path of older website affect SEO?

I have a 2 years old WordPress based picture website. Now I am planning to use CDN for my website. But the problem is I have to move my picture folder to a subdomain. For instance my current path is ...
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Does it matter where a server's physical location is?

I am located in the UK, and most of my clients are also in the UK. However. I find some of the products available in the US to be easier to use. I won’t name specific companies, but the price and ...
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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do big sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr & so on) host their images/css on external domains? Facebook: http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/ Twitter: http://a0.twimg.com Google: ...
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Impact of using a CDN Proxy (like Incapsula or Cloudlfare) with numerous websites

We have a network of something like 70 websites. We have one IP by website for SEO reason. We are planning to move to CDN service like Cloudflare, Incapsula or Google PageSpeed Service to speed up our ...
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CName for static images - will Google crawl?

I am planning to serve images on a CDN using a CNAME: images.mysite.com. I am doing this because CDNname.mysite.com makes ugly URL's and MAY be bad for SEO (debatable). Will Google crawl the ...
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Could a CDN serving static images result in decreased search engine rankings? [duplicate]

I have set up Cloudfront on my site to serve static files only. This results in the image file's URL to change from: mysite.com/image.jpg to uniqueid.cloudfront.net/image.jpg Will this affect how ...
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Creating a CDN to boost page ranking?

I had a thought about CDNs and if they affect page rankings. Lets say hypothetically if I was to create a CDN as a subfolder in my site. This folder would contain a resource that is useful e.g. ...
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Will moving Images to CDN effect Google Image search results? [duplicate]

I'f moving images on a site to a CDN how does this effect the image results in Google image search? Will any images come up in Google image search coming from the site?
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Separating static/uploaded content from the site

I have a site where I anticipate to have a large amount of users. I've heard that it is a good idea to separate user content (uploaded images) and place them on a separate static server where lighttpd ...
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Should I add the CDN or the source URL of an image to the XML image sitemap?

I'm creating a WP plugin and I have the source URL for the image and the CDN URL to the image as well that is generated by replacing the host to the CDN host. Which is better, if I add the source URL ...
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How do you enhance your websites speed without compromising the design and access?

How do you enhance your websites load speed without killing the design and accessibility? File compression, CDN, Gzip? What are the best tools for doing so? For example, Google has optimized their ...
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Internal CDN and setting up subdomain to increase maximum parallel connections

I've heard that browsers can have around maximum of 6 parallel connections per domain at a time. So I decided to have another subdomain "cdn." then use mod_rewrite to point to media folder then ...
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Does google take into account page load differences from caching?

Here's what I mean by that. If I use internal CSS, the page will load a bit quicker on the first time it is visited, but with external CSS a user can cache the document and load the rest of the site ...
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Is it ethical to use Google Analytics on a site crime victims use to make 'anonymous' reports?

Our local police force have a website for rape victims to use to report attacks anonymously. At the top of the page is a 'Report anonymously' link, which takes you to a page using Google Analytics as ...
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I want to build a script CDN for my place of employment [duplicate]

I write a bunch of scripts (javascript, php, perl) for my work. Right now, people have to get the scripts themselves from our sharepoint, and then install it as either a bookmarklet or a greasemonkey ...
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Images on a subdomain, hosted on the same server — will simultaneous downloads increase? (CDN)

Browsers only allow you to download a limited number of concurrent files from the same domain. Would a subdomain for images (basically as a content delivery network) on the same web hosting server ...
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prevent hotlinking of off-site content?

I have a www.example.com site where I serve all static content (e.g. http.//www.example.com/image.jpg) off a CDN with URLs like http://static.example.com/image.jpg An Apache 2 .htaccess rule ...
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Is the Bootstrap CSS on a CDN yet?

Just checking to see if anyone knows of a CDN for the bootstrap css framework.
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Slower site with the *same* configuration than a mirror copy…?

I've got this Drupal site (ligadelconsorcista.org) that I have to move it from one server to another. The reason was that my older host even when it was pretty decent, it started a couple of months ...
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Does google contribute ranking from cdn.example.com to example.com?

Background From my understanding, http://mywebsite.com/image.jpg, can help the ranking of http://mywebsite.com in a search engine, such as Google (obviously the search engine of primary concern). ...
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CDN for zocial css file [closed]

I am looking to use zocial css file for a site and need to figure out if any CDN hosts this file. If not, I will resort to using the local server (or my own CDN package). I do not think relying on ...
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Setting Up CDN…beginner questions

I am using MediaTemple web hosting and they are using Edgecast's CDN network. I am planning to join CDN service, so I read through the guide, but I am confused about the 'Update your code' section: ...
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One CDN with origin pull and two servers

I have two dedicated servers serving the same website. I am thinking of adding CDN to it... Since the CDN will pull the contents from server, my concern is won't it have any naming conflicts ??? To ...
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How to view website from different locations [duplicate]

I'm trying to view my website from different locations around the world. I tried browser shot but it's not really accurate and does not allow me to select which country I want. I specifically want ...
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CDN for site with target market in Australia

I was told that http://www.edgecast.com/ is very good CDN provider for Australian market. I have a cloud server based in Sydney Australia but was wondering whether it's even worth getting cdn as my ...
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Image CDN with API?

My company uses flickr and picasa web albums as poor man's content delivery networks (CDN) for image hosting, but I'm curious if anyone has any recommendations on any other services that might be ...
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About cdn architecture to route way

Our web system, use the third-party cdn service. Assume that the user set the local dns with the googledns or opendns to visit our web sites, so cdn service will select the closest cdn proxy node. ...