Content Delivery Network is a system of distributed servers that deliver pages and other web content to a user, based on the geographic location of the user, the origin of the webpage and the content delivery server. Users with high-speed connections often experience choppiness, loading lags and poor quality, especially when viewing live events or if they are located far from the hosting servers. A Content Delivery Network has Points of Presence (PoPs) or data centers that are situated around the world. Within each PoP are thousands of servers. Both the PoPs and servers help accelerate the speed at which content is delivered to the end user; A Content Delivery Network caches all files locally (images, HTML, etc.) in the local PoP they have established.
Content Delivery Networks minimize latency issues that cause image jitters, optimize delivery speeds and maximize available bandwidth for each viewer. Users face increasing storage needs for all kinds of content, but they must deliver these materials quickly. Content Delivery Networks facilitate faster page loads and offer other important benefits that include minimize packet loss, faster loading, file mirroring, optimize live delivery, enable linear network, support video on demand, scalability and more. For example, if you live stream via a CDN, your stream is first sent from your encoder to the CDN network. User requests are routed to the CDN, which copies the stream in real-time and delivers it to proximal servers, and from there to users. In this way, thousands or millions of users can access a single piece of video content at once without overwhelming a single server. In present days CND is a necessity for most online video needs. Using a CDN can also protect websites and producers against certain types of online attacks. There are many ways to get a powerful live streaming CDN, you can get a contract from your ISP some are usually billed for bandwidth, but the best way to access to a powerful live streaming CDN is via your online video platform. To select the platform that best suits your needs look for a video hosting service that integrates a CDN. This will ensure maximum reliability and scalability for your online video distribution.