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Last post Mar 15, 2011 11:57 AM by XIII
Mar 15, 2011 11:25 AM|LINK
Is it worth while considering a CDN for a UK hosted site with mostly UK traffic.
The server is in London, so I am not sure if it would be worth it as I guess any CDN server is just going to be in London as well?
Am I right in thinking that CDN is really only applicable for US websites (due to the geographical size of the country) and global sites?
Mar 15, 2011 11:57 AM|LINK
Am I right in thinking that CDN is really only applicable for US websites
No. Take Windows Azure for example. They have datacenters in Ireland and Holland but are rolling out CDN servers all over the rest of Europe (France, Germany, and more to come): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/cdn/default.aspx.
If your users are mostly located in London even then making use of a CDN can be beneficial if you have multiple websites which can reuse static content from it. If your users come from the other side of the UK then you might benefit by putting one in the
same city as where they're from but be sure to measure the impact versus the investments.