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CDN Usage vs Direct Server Serving

CDN (Content Delivery Network) usage and direct server serving are two different approaches to delivering content to end-users over the internet. Understanding their differences is crucial for optimizing website performance, especially for content-heavy and globally accessed websites.

CDN Usage

  • Definition: A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of distributed servers that deliver web content to users based on their geographic location. CDNs cache content in multiple locations closer to the end-users.
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