A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a pool of distributed servers that can make content available on the Internet.
The servers of a CDN are regionally distributed in such a way that the contents are kept close to the locations of visitors to the website and thus can be transmitted very quickly.
What are the benefits of a CDN?
Users and search engines prefer websites that load quickly. A CDN can significantly reduce the load time of a website by spreading the contents of a website across multiple servers in different locations. If someone visits your website, all data will automatically be transmitted from a server closest to their location.
Many CDN providers also protect your website from what are known as DDoS attacks. In DDoS attacks, attackers try to overload a website with many automatic requests. A CDN can detect these malicious requests and filter them out.
How do I activate a CDN?
Activating a CDN for MyWebsite
MyWebsite has the CDN activated by default.
Activating CDN for other websites
Depending on your tariff, you can activate the CDN in your 1&1 IONOS: