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Discussion on: Explain to me Like I'm 5: Content Delivery Network (CDN)

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Tom Butterwith

Hi! Cloudflare (one of the biggest CDNs) have some great resources on their website. You should check these out.

cloudflare.com/learning/cdn/what-i...

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Ross Henderson Author

Thanks, I'll read through them. Though I was hoping for a short TL;DR aha!

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Tom Butterwith

😂 Apologies.
TL;DR: They work by caching your content across lots of servers globally, with the intention of having your content as close to the person requesting it as possible. Most of them are secured by requiring HTTPS connections, and are read only for everyone except the owner.