What is Content Deliver Network (CDN)? Simply its a system distributed servers (network) that deliver webpages and other Web content to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and a content delivery server.
Thanks Webopedia for the simple definition. The function of CDN is speeding the delivery of content of websites with huge traffic. CDN also provides protection from large surges in traffic.
Today we have to list best content delivery networks of 2016. Here we go.
1. Cloud Flare
CLoudFlare comes first on our list. It’s amazingly simple and low risk to implement. We are using CloudFlare on SocialPositives.com.
CloudFlare automatically caches your static files at our edge nodes so these files are stored closer to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from your web server. The result is huge for you, the page loads twice as fast for your visitors. CloudFlare offers a free version, that offers Fast site performance, Broad security protection, SSL, etc.
Amazon CloudFront content delivery network and streaming service comes next on our list. Amazon CloudFront integrates with Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds.
You won’t need to worry about because the service is provided by the worlds one of the most trusted brands. You can get started with Amazon CloudFront for free. You will receive 50 GB Data Transfer Out and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS Requests each month for one year.
MaxCDN comes next on our list. MaxCDN is used by popular websites and blogs like BuySellAds.com, TheNextWeb.com, TheWashingtonTimes.com, etc.
MaxCDN’s real-time reporting and analytics engine give meaning to your data so you can make informed decisions. You can get a free trail from MaxCDN but your site should be huge. If you use over 15TB a month, you qualify for a free trial of their CDN service.
4. Lease Web
Lease Web content delivery network comes next on our list. They use latest innovative PoP technology with 10GE connections that serves you next generation of service. You can request for a 30 day free trial for Lease Web content delivery network.
Internap’s Content Delivery Network services help speed the delivery of applications to distributed audiences. You can easily manage and set up all the features of your CDN through our easy-to-use portal. You can try Internap’s free trial for 30 days.
6. Edge Cast
The EdgeCast Content Delivery Network comes next on our list. Edge Cast has been used by tons of users as one of the most reliable content delivery network. The company was founded in 2006 and was funded by the venture arm of The Walt Disney Company, Steamboat Ventures.