Websites that do not load fast could be frustrating for the users. A website might lose its popularity in due course of time just because of this sole reason. There could be many causes that could attribute slow processing. Speed of the internet connection could be good and still it could take a long time to load some of the sites. It is just because of the numerous images, style scripts and other flash works in the site. In order to reduce this time of loading a site from any geographical locations, the concept of content delivery networks, CDN networks could be of great help.
A number of web servers unite together to form a CDN. Distributed across numerous geographical locations they serve the purpose of delivering the content at better speeds to the end users. This is achieved by selecting the appropriate server to deliver content to specific regional user communities. Connecting with the closest possible server reduces the delay in time to load the websites.
It is customary for very big companies to have their own content delivery networks in order to meet their extensive global demands. The target audience could be more for these companies and the need for a separate private network becomes quite essential in that case. Second comes the next standards of companies that can access through content delivery networks. The costs are quite reasonable in that case. Considerable variation is there in the costs, while comparing the two cases.
Other tertiary group of companies that are in the developing or start up phases cannot afford to choose this option at all. It will be quite dearer for them and also there will not be much need to opt for one. The content delivery networks for the big companies are simply just to enhance the response time for their global users. It could be the customers, prospective customers, beneficiaries, staff or anyone that operates the site from anywhere; it is faster to load it. The speed is increased significantly from a minimum of about twenty percent to even more.
The idea here is just to deploy the content across numerous servers that are scattered across the world. Any user of the content will be able to load the pages at a faster pace in that way. In order to do so, there is no need to redesign the entire architecture of the web application.
Reducing the additional components of decoration and style could itself work wonders. Anything to add on to the animation part such as the flash and other pictures could be taking more time to get loaded. It is always going to be a great advantage to disperse the content that is just static.
Almost eight to ninety percent of the time of the end user is just wasted in trying to download these components. Quicker response times could be achieved by dispersing the static content alone first. It is made possible through the content delivery networks.
Concurrent usage is greatly enhanced with the CDN. Content deliver network CDN, under majority of the circumstances operated in the internet as the ASPs. It is the application service providers which are abbreviated as ASPs.