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UX Tip #60 Content delivery network (CDN)


 An optimised technical solution increases performance and enhances User Experience. Once you've taken the steps to maximise the speed of your site, it's time to look at the server that is hosting it. Traditionally, a server will store a copy of your site and then serve it to whichever location the user is viewing it from. The time it takes from the users’ first request, to the time it takes for the server to respond can vary depending on where the user is located in the world relative to the server. Content Delivery Networks work a little differently to this. Instead of hosting just one copy of your website they host multiple copies of it on various different servers that are located around the world. So, they are able to serve the site from the geographically closest server, ultimately improving site load speed.