Media Temple recently launched ProCDN, the newest addition to their ProDev product line. ProCDN is a CDN service being introduced to existing Media Temple users. ProCDN would provide websites with noticeable speed improvements because site content would be served from local servers, all while lightening server load and increasing overall hosting performance.
What is CDN?
CDN is a complementary service to your hosting product. You can think of it more as an add-on or utility product that speeds up your existing website.
A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data, placed at various points in a network so as to maximize bandwidth for access to the data from clients throughout the network. A client accesses a copy of the data near to the client, as opposed to all clients accessing the same central server, so as to avoid bottlenecks near that server. – wikipedia.org
CDN is a clever way to speed up websites and applications around the world. A CDN is essentially a network of storage and caching servers spread strategically across the globe containing copies of your website’s static content. The “magic” behind the system delivers your content from the geographic location closest to your users, drastically decreasing loading time for your site across the planet all while lightening the load on your origin hosting server. Do you have visitors to your site or application from Europe? If so, they would see copies of your data from the nearest European network, giving them faster access to your website.
Content types include web objects, downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications, real time media streams, and other components of internet delivery (DNS, routes, and database queries). – weblog.mediatemple.net
Media Temple partnered with Edgecast to bring (mt) users CDN capabilities. This global, Edgecast-powered network serves site content from 19 locations on 4 continents.
ProCDN is currently available for existing Media Temple customers at the price of $20 per month. Not a customer yet? Join Media Temple here.