Do you Really Need a CDN?

A CDN or Content Delivery Network may be a necessity for your website. However, it’s important to understand whether this is something you need or it’s something you can do without.
The online world has become much more fast-paced and as a website owner, you have to keep up. With bounce rates increasing and those […]

Using P2P Technology on Your Server

When you hear the term P2P (peer-to-peer), you probably associate it with file sharing technology like BitTorrent.  You may even associate it with illegal file sharing and torrent sites like The Pirate Bay.  Obviously, you are free to run P2P file sharing sites on your server if you want, but […]

Layman’s Guide to Dissecting Cloud Lingo

There is a great deal of buzz in the IT and business worlds about cloud computing or simply “the cloud”. There is a good chance you already use or have already used cloud software, possibly without even realizing it. Because the terminology for this new arena is developing quickly, you may not have a firm […]

8 Signs That It’s Time to Get a Dedicated Server

Sometimes it is difficult to know when it is time to make the move from one technology to another, or when to upgrade from one version to a later one.  As your website or websites grow, it is important to track their progress, understand their weaknesses, and be prepared to take them to the next […]

4 Ways to Minimize Download Bandwidth

The constraint of bandwidth is something we cannot escape. Whether you have a single shared hosting account or a data center filled with servers, you still have to deal with bandwidth limitations. For those of you who lease or own dedicated servers, keeping your bandwidth numbers down may be a daily struggle.
The following […]

The Right Time to Choose a CDN

If you have a small website that only your friends visit, you probably have never considered using a Content Delivery Network to host your images or other files. When your site suddenly exploded with popularity, you might have wished you chose to use a CDN sooner. The question is: When is the right […]

Peer-to-Peer Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Content Delivery Networks disperse content from a website over strategic global locations, allowing users to access content more quickly, while also reducing bandwidth costs and server loads. One form of CDN uses peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to achieve this goal.
Most people are familiar with peer-to-peer as it relates to illegal file sharing. […]

Common CDN Features

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) allow dedicated server administrators to offset some of the load from their servers, using strategically distributed servers hosted by a CDN service. Although the most basic goal is to reduce load on the server, it can also be used proactively to increase overall access speed, increased fluidity of dynamic websites, […]

Types of Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

A content delivery network (CDN) is a service provided primarily to website owners who publish large amounts of media. The CDN acts as a distributor, hosting clones of content for the website, taking a large amount of the load off of the site’s own server and distributing it over diverse geographical locations. Rather than […]

Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

We all hope that the website or websites that we host on our dedicated servers will one day reach millions of people per month, per week, or even per day. But how many are really prepared for such a day if and when it occurs? What technology will you use to ensure your […]