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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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Can you Bring Your Own IP to Akamai?

Most clouds allow one to bring ones own IP networks. Is this also possible with Akamai or is one stuck with their own networks?
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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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Googlebot-Image incorrectly crossing domain URLs

My website (www.example.com) has all of my images hosted via CDN under a different sub-domain (cdn.example.com). We've noticed an odd behavior recently, that seems as though Googlebot-Image/1.0 is ...
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Why don't CDNs reveal an IP to be used as an ANAME (alias)?

I've read through the docs on AWS CloudFront and CloudFlare CDN, and both of them appear to require either ownership (to be the registrar) of a domain, or at least to have their DNS pointed to as the ...
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IllegalLocationConstraintException on CloudFront (with S3)

I have created an S3 and I uploaded files on the bucket successfully. Now, I am trying to make it work with CloudFront however it is giving me IllegalLocationConstraintException The ap-east-...
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Avoid 301 redirect in cdn.domain.mx

I have a domain with a .htaccess redirection problem. The active CDN the URL should be: cdn.domain.mx/images/test.png but redirects: cdn.domain.mx/images/something.png -> www.domain.mx/images/...
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Is CDN bad for image SEO?

I found a blog post on Shopify about image optimization with the following statement: By placing your images on a CDN, you are most likely removing the image from your domain and placing it on the ...
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When you use a cdn to deliver images how does google index it?

I have started using a CDN on my website, the image links are as follows: "https://cdn.shortpixel.ai/client/q_lossy,ret_img/https://my-domain-name.example/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/logo-1.png In ...
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ERROR: The request could not be satisfied - Amazon CloudFront CDN

Amazon's Cloudfront CDN requires correct connection to your origin in order to work properly without any 502 bad gateway error. I did setup everything alright. For example: Cloudfront URL: https://...
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What to do when changing or moving off of a CDN to redirect images?

I am moving a site off of a CDN where all the images are cached and served: https://some-cdn.example/my-image.jpg The image will now live here: https://myurl.example/my-image.jpg Many of these ...
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Font blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin'

we are experiencing this error in Google Chrome. We thought everything was set-up correct. But maybe not? Font from origin http://skin.cdn.com has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin ...
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Local files vs. CDN

If a website load time is a concern, which is generally better to use when referencing a JavaScript or CSS file? Would using a CDN be better or would that just add more HTTP requests?
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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How can CloudFlare offer a free CDN with unlimited bandwidth?

The CloudFlare free tier service offers unlimited bandwith while other CDNs charge starting at about $.10/gb. CloudFlare does not have bandwidth limits. As long as the domains being added comply ...
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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google host their images and css on external domains such as: Facebook: static.ak.fbcdn.net Twitter: a0.twimg.com Google: ssl.gstatic.com Question(s): Is is ...
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Google intermittently fails to download CSS and JS from CloudFront CDN

We noticed a lot of "Mobile Usability" errors in the Search Console. When I clicked on them and chose "Check live version" option - it always said the page was mobile friendly. However, the mobile ...
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Web hosting for Israeli visitors

I developed a version of a client's main website in Hebrew. Most of the Hebrew site visitors will be coming from Israel. My server is fast in the States but sluggish in Israel (per some ping testing). ...
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How to prime cache on all location of a cdn

I have just started using MaxCDN to serve static resources faster (images, js and css mostly). It works great, as long as the data is cached on the cdn's location that is close to where I live. But ...
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How do I register a custom domain in Azure when I cannot add the Azure Web App hostname as a CNAME to our domain?

Let's assume we're running a website on greatwebsite.com. This is a multilingual website, and we're using /en, /de, /fr as path prefixes to handle languages (and not via top level domains). We're ...
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When using an image server on a separate domain, should we link directly to the image URL and restrict crawling, or redirect through our domain?

I have a large number of images stored on a separate server, these URLs currently go through a 302 redirect. I think these additional pages are a total waste of time for Google to crawl. At the ...
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Can CloudFlare use different origins based on path pattern?

I'm trying to switch from AWS CloudFront to CloudFlare. Currently, my web site is hosted on EC2 and my large static files are placed in S3 separately. CloudFront let me serve the web pages and the ...
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How can CloudFlare help me? [duplicate]

CloudFlare help needed Recently I was looking for a free CDN service. I was looking for free subscription. Someone suggested me cloudflare for this. I registered here but it seems to be complex for ...
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Using the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine as a CDN

Can the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine be used as a content-distribution network (CDN)? Aside from the moral problem of stealing bandwidth from an organization I love, would serving a unique file ...
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Can I route only a subdomain through CloudFlare?

I'm currently using Amazon CloudFront as a CDN for my images on a subdomain img.example.com, from an origin origin.example.com. I recently saw that CloudFlare provide a CDN for a flat fee so I'm ...
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Why pay for a distributed DNS service when ISPs cache lookups?

Suppose I've purchased example.com from my neighbor's startup domain name company, superlowcostdomainnames.com (aka SlowDNS). At first DNS is a bit of a performance drag, because SlowDNSs servers are ...
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CDN for authenticated sites

We have a site that requires users to sign into. Typical stuff. Today, all the content (dynamic and static) is behind the login process, and you cannot access any of the pages or files via a URL ...
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Disable caching for subdomain on Cloudflare?

How can I disable caching for a subdomain on Cloudflare but keep SSL?
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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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Will CDN affect my SEO?

I'm planning to use a CDN for hosting all my website files. This is because it makes the site load faster. My boss asked me a question before implementing this. Will this affect the SEO in any way. My ...
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Will introducing a CDN for images on a subdomain dilute our PageRank or hurt our rankings?

Background: We run a product aggregator site. We list 20k products which will grow to 200k within the next year and also have a section of the site where users can take those product images and ...
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Can parking a domain on my primary domain have an effect on primary domain's SEO?

I have a primary domain (assume it is example.com). Now I parked domain-static.example on example.com. The idea is that static content (images, JS, CSS) is served from domain-static.example, and ...
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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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If I am in the UK, does it matter if my web server is physically located in the USA?

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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Increase in self-referrals in Google Analytics since implementation of CDN

Since the implementation of a CDN, my self-referrals have gone from being non-existent to thousands per day, the referral report in analytics with full referrer as a secondary dimension show that the ...
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Duplicating CDN content under different domains

I have the english version of my site under mysamplewebsite.com, I serve all of the image content from cdn.mysamplewebsite.com. I also have the localized versions of the .com site under top level ...
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CloudFront very slow TTFB after enabling HTTP/2

My site was running on HTTP/1.1 with CloudFront at front, Webpagetest reports the load time usually at 2 seconds. Yesterday I enabled HTTP/2 (and SSL) on CloudFront, hoping to see an improvement. The ...
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eCommerce: Do Content Delivery Networks 'see' customer exchanges/data?

I am thinking of using a Content Delivery Network. CloudFare being the most popular and initial obvious choice. The website is an eCommerce site. As such, there will be exchanges of customer's ...
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CDN setup without nameserver AND cname manipulation

Is it possible? Does somebody know, how is it technically possible to setup a CDN without nameserver and cname manipulation?
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If I choose to use a naked domain for my website (no www), will I be unable to use a CDN later?

I would like to use a naked domain instead of one with a sub domain but am worried about some potential issues down the line. It is an ecommerce site so if the site grows then a content delivery ...
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Facebook crawler with no user agent spamming our site in possible DoS attack

Crawlers registered to Facebook (ipv6 ending in :face:b00c::1) were slamming our site, seeing 10s of thousands of hits in just 20 minutes. We noticed they didn't have a user agent in the header and ...
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Is it possible to block cookies that are set by externally hosted content?

Is it possible to block cookies that are set by externally hosted content embedded in a page? For example if I embed an image from a CDN, the response for this image may contain a Set-Cookie header, ...
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How can any media-driven website be profitable with a CDN?

Long story short, I run a website where users upload their own content. Photos and videos. Everything is posted directly to an AWS S3 Bucket, then propagated out to a CDN. I have users all over the ...
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Google Search Console “Indexed Pages” spike and traffic loss after image CDN switch

Back on 2/7, we changed CDNs from Amazon Cloudfront to StackPath for the images on our popular sports website. We ticked off the "use canonical headers" option when doing so. Starting on 2/12, we ...
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How can I prevent Facebook from considering Google drive links unsafe on my website?

On my small website I've recently began using Google Drive as content delivery network. This is to solve resource usage issues with my provider. This worked well, but I'm confused because Facebook ...
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How to pass requested domain to server when behind MaxCDN?

I have a bit of a problem getting our server to know what domain was requested to get to the server. The scenario is like this. site1.tld, site2.tld, site3.tld and site4.tld are all pointing to ...
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Performance Issues Using SSL With Cloudflare

I have been using Cloudflare for a while without much consideration to what it was doing. Today I have noticed that there is around 500ms of delay when I view a web page over https when Cloudflare is ...
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How to prevent CDN content URLs being indexed by Google [duplicate]

Well, robots.txt prevent crawling and meta robots tag in HTML (or) X-Robots-Tag HTTP header prevents indexing (and other functionalities available too). So, even when a URL is disallowed in robots....
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“Resources with a “?” in the URL are not cached by some proxy caching servers”

I'm using query strings to burst out of cache, e.g.: mysite.css?201708311009 where the date is that of the last modification date of the file. Running a speed test on PingDom gets me this result: ...
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Receiving error 500 for WordPress when using CloudFlare as a CDN

My WordPress site is using CloudFlare as a CDN, and if I use the site's IP address to access wordpress/wp-admin/install.php directly, it works fine. However, when I try to call wordpress/wp-admin/...
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Effective and cheap way of hosting images [closed]

I'm making a website that uses mostly images, they take up to 150gb disk space. My VPS is only 40GB SSD and I'm looking for a way to host images elsewhere. How can I achieve that? What are the ways - ...