What is a CDN and why do I need it?
What is a CDN?
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a server setup
which allows for faster, more efficient delivery of your media files. It does this
by maintaining copies of your media at different points of presence (POPs) along
a global network to ensure quick client access and the fastest delivery possible.
What you don’t want is for your users to have to wait long periods of time while
your photos or videos are downloaded.
Cincopa has teamed up with Edgecast, the fastest and most reliable content delivery
network on the web. Edgecast has strategically placed “super servers” in over a
dozen major cities on four continents in order to deliver content quickly anywhere
in the world, without the traffic “bottlenecking” and delays you would get from
a typical shared network.
Why Do I Need a CDN?
Web users today are demanding faster, higher-quality services from their media hosting
companies. The explosion of broadband and the high demand for rich-media content
and applications makes quick access and delivery a top priority.
Server Locations (30+ POPs):
- North America: Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta,
Ashburn and New York
- Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam
- Asia: Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore
- Australia: Sydney
- Interconnects: directly connected to 2000+ user networks
Cincopa’s CDN has placed their caching servers at the center of the world’s fastest
data centers and key exchange points around the world. They have also signed peering
agreements with several major carriers in order to provide rich-media hosting and
high-speed delivery services to almost any geographical location at reasonable rates.
Will your website or blog benefit from offering rich media such as music, photos,
and videos? Are you concerned that your present server might not be able to store
large or multiple files and render them quickly? You should be concerned, because
web users are more impatient than ever, and waiting long periods of time for videos
to buffer or for photos in a gallery to download just may send them away to some
other site. Well, Cincopa can easily and automatically deliver your content to your
web pages without any long waits. All of your pages, including all your photos and
videos will load quickly and instantly (as in super fast) using our CDN.
There’s nothing you need to do. Edgecast’s CDN is built into the Cincopa platform.
Just create your video gallery, photo gallery or audio playlist with our simple
wizard, and embed it on your site with the click of a few buttons. The Cincopa CDN
will do the rest without any further adjustments from you. Cincopa’s CDN guarantees
the safe storage and quick delivery of all your files so your users can enjoy them
the instant you upload them to your site.
Why Not Use My Own Server?
Most of the low cost shared hosting accounts you get from the popular hosting companies
are not set up for large-scale media storage and delivery, especially those with
“unlimited” storage and bandwidth. The setup and maintenance of such hosting accounts
(backups, security, etc.) can be complicated and time consuming, and the end result
will never be as powerful and efficient as a professional, dedicated CDN such as
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- Plumbing - from the instant you upload your media files your users will be
able to access them without buffering or waiting for lengthy downloads.
- Backups - easy backups. We back up all of your media, not just your web site's
- Security - we use the latest technologies to secure your content and make
sure it is not exposed to unwanted access or download.
- Scalability - from small businesses to large enterprises, our service can
handle any amount of traffic. Can a shared hosting account do the same?