What is the difference between Content Delivery Networks and caching?

Asked 2 years ago

As far as I understand, content delivery networks perform caching by storing information on computers. Does this mean that the two processes are one and the same? I recently heard about CDN and that it increases the speed of one website's content delivery, and I am interested in understanding how it works.

Solomon Macdonald

Monday, June 20, 2022

CDN vs. Cashing: While both terms may appear similar, they aren't in reality. Content Delivery Networks or CDNs are networks of proxy servers. CDNs are geographically distributed and use caching to supply content swiftly to users. It caches content such as photos, videos, and webpages, in proxy servers. Proxy servers receive requests from clients and pass them through other servers, which are placed at the nearest point to the final user than the origin servers.

On the other hand, caching is a process of storing information in a computer for a specific time. Keep in mind that CDNs perform caching. However, not everything that carries out caching is a CDN.

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