Free Global Content Delivery Network (CDN)

According to Google research, 50% of internet users expect web pages to load within three seconds. For every extra second of load time, the probability of visitors leaving your site increases by 30%.

At Pressable, we understand how important website speed is to the success of your website. That’s why every Pressable hosting plan includes a free, global content delivery network (CDN) to ensure your visitors have an amazing online experience – no matter where in the world they’re located.

A graphic showing a map with CDN locations.

What is a content delivery network (CDN)?

A content delivery network (CDN) is a platform of servers that decreases the physical distance between a user and the server by helping to minimize webpage loading delays. This allows users all over the world to view the same content in high-quality without slowing page load speeds. Content servers have to respond to all single end-user requests without a CDN resulting in substantial traffic to the subsequent load and the origin. If the load persists or the traffic spikes extremely high, the chances of origin failure are increased.

Our free CDN improves your website’s speed and reliability by offloading traffic from content servers and responding to end-user requests in closer network and physical proximity. All this gives your users a better overall experience… and gives you a bump in SEO rankings.

How Our CDN Works

A content delivery network serves over half of the internet’s traffic with the goal of reducing the delay between a submitted web page request and the page loading on your device completely, known as latency. The CDN reduces the physical distance the request travels. For example, if someone in the U.K. wants to view content that originates in a U.S.-based server, the request travels across the Atlantic and they will experience slow loading times. But, a CDN can prevent this from happening as it stores cached versions of websites in many geographical locations worldwide.

When a content delivery network puts in a request for content, many times it will result in the end-user being mapped to a CDN server that is optimally located, and the server responds with the pre-saved cache to the request. If for some reason it cannot locate the files, it searches the other CDN platform servers for the content and sends its findings to the end-user.

While delivering website content is its main responsibility, CDNs can also deliver more, such as audio streams, HD-quality and 4K video, games, apps, and other software downloads, as well as OS updates like data records containing financial and medical information. A CDN has the potential of delivering almost any digitized data.