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 IONOS account. The procedure is described in the article Activating a CDN.