Content Delivery Network providers

Increase your website's performance, use a CDN! Check out the available content delivery networks here.

What is a CDN?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) works by providing alternative server nodes for users to download resources (usually static content like images and JavaScript). These nodes spread throughout the world, therefore being geographically closer to the end-user, ensuring a faster response and download time of content due to reduced latency.



Reasons why you should use a CDN?

Faster

Because files are geographically closer to the end-user, your users will benefit of a faster response and download time.

Browser caching

There’s a high probability that someone visiting your website has already visited another site using the same CDN. Therefore, the file has already been cached by his browser and downloading it again is not necessary.

Reduce hosting costs

A CDN can distribute the load, save bandwidth, boost performance and reduce your existing hosting costs.



Why not using a CDN?

In fact, 99% of the time you should use CDN such as fe. developers.google.com/speed/libraries/ (free) because as stated above, the use of a CDN offers huge benefits to your applications and websites.

Why do I keep the files locally too?

  • • As a fallback in case the CDN would be out of business (me just being paranoid)
  • • When developing without internet connection
  • • When it comes to high-secure projects & company policy requires the files to be maintained locally.

About hostedlibraries.com

HostedLibraries.com initially was brought to life for the sole purpose of maintaining my personal .js and .css files in one single spot. By centralizing the files, I do not only take small benefit of the browser caching mechanism, it also allows me to easily bugfix or even expand the functionality of my files over my entire network! When using .htaccess I can even restrict access to my stylesheets and javascript files by domain!

Created on : 2016/12/16 - Last updated on : 2018/04/13