Content delivery network

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A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of distributed servers that deliver content based on the requesting clients geographical location.

IndieWeb Examples

Aaron Parecki

  • I have not yet set up aaronparecki.com with a CDN because I am uncertain about how it will deal with dynamic content such as my admin interface
  • I use CloudFlare to serve the resized avatars when I show comments and likes. As of 2018-02-10, CloudFlare serves 73gb/month for me, 67gb/month of which is cached. This saves a lot of bandwidth on the servers where the avatars actually live.
  • I set up CloudFlare for geoloqi.com because I wanted a zero-effort and zero-maintenance way to support https on an ongoing basis

Ryan Barrett

"wordpress.com's photon CDN serves all of my photo album photos, eg https://snarfed.org/jackson-hole . did that mainly for speed on heavy pages with many high res photos." [1]

Shane Becker

"I’m using Amazon’s Cloudfront on dateedge.com. I haven’t wired it up to my personal site yet since flipping over to Dark Matter proper." [2]


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