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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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CDN - Content Delivery Networks. How do they work and why would I want to use one?

What exactly is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), how does it work, and why would I want to use one for my web site? Which are the well-known CDNs out there?
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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 the ...
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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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Google doesn't crawl CDN files

I've noticed that Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a lot of blocked resources in my website. Right now all the "blocked resources" are .css, .js and images (.jpg, .png) that I serve from Cloudfront ...
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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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CDN virtual subdomain causes duplicated content

I have created a subdomain and a CNAME record which points to the domain root. The subdomain www.static.example.com is actually a copy of the entire website www.example.com and it is supposed to act ...
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When did you decide to use a CDN? How did you measure the “success” of using a CDN?

When did you decide to use a Content Delivery Network? How did you measure the "success" of using a CDN to help justify the additional cost? Added a bounty. Hoping to get interesting stories from ...
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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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Where can I find the full list of Google/Microsoft CDN hosted AJAX files?

While Google hosts this list and Microsoft hosts this one there are several files missing such as jQuery UI CSS. Where can I find a complete listing of all the resources offered for major AJAX CDNs, ...
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When to switch to a CDN?

I have read about CDNs and what they do. The question I have is three fold. When should you start to use a CDN? My site is small currently and do not see the need for a CDN but is there a general ...
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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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Can I use imgur as a CDN?

I have an e-commerce site and I want to use imgur.com as a CDN for my product images by setting the image source of my image. I did not see anything in the ToS specifically about this. Can anyone ...
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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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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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Serving images on CDN; allow crawl of origin or CDN or both?

I have searched and read through a lot of questions regarding this subject, but cannot seem to find anyone that directly addresses my problem. I have a CDN for all my static images img.domain.net, it'...
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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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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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What is the best way to invalidate an entire Amazon CloudFront cache or recreate the entire distribution?

After asking this question, I have decided to recreate some CloudFront distributions, as so many files need to be invalidated. But instead of creating a new distribution, is it possible to just ...
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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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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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Would a CDN solve the problem of me making $0 RPM on my mobile site?

I read the following policy on google: Is placing a 300x250 ad on the first view screen of a smartphone considered a policy violation? Yes, this would be considered a policy violation as it falls ...