What is content delivery?
Content delivery is a term used to describe certain practices that affect the geographic distribution of web content to enable faster page views and better access to online information for end users. Web content is duplicated and managed by distributed servers to simplify delivery in response to page requests.
Content delivery is also known as content distribution or content cache.
Frequent players in content delivery strategies are Internet service providers and the owners of large websites as well as various network operators. Typically, a content delivery network (CDN) involves detailed contacts between these parties to keep the content on localized servers. The different types of content delivery networks include peer-to-peer setups and private CDNs designed for specific purposes.
In addition to reducing load times and promoting efficient content delivery, content delivery practices can also help prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks by decentralizing data processing tasks.