Network - Content Delivery Network (CDN) - Edge computing

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1 - About

A CDN is a network of cache server that speeds up distribution of static and dynamic web content, such as .html, .css, .js, and image files.

CDNs have caches placed in datacenters all around the world in servers called edge locations (ie server all over the world).

A CDN is just a reverse proxy for the Internet that automatically routes HTTP requests from a website to the nearest edge location (cache) server.

You defined a set of caching rules and behavior for a website or application.


3 - Content

The content that can be cached is the static resources (images, CSS files, Javascripts, video and audio media).

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