Content Delivery Network Myths Debunked

October 30, 2014 Courtney Brady

When choosing the right content delivery network for your site, it’s important to have as much information as possible before deciding. Knowing your options, learning about the technologies, and discovering what will work best for your content and customers are crucial steps toward finding the right solution.

To help you on your journey, we’ve debunked some of the industry’s biggest myths. Take a look at them now:

  • One data center is enough – Not every content delivery network is created equal. If yours doesn’t have multiple datacenters, your site may be vulnerable. If that datacenter goes down, so does your ability to serve up content – and make sales on the web. You need a content delivery network that has redundant datacenters and automatic fall-overs so you’re never at risk.
  • They can hurt your SEO – Many people mistakenly think a content delivery network will hurt their site’s SEO. Why?  Because 1) a single IP address is hosting multiple sites and 2) redundant copies of content on the CDN could count as duplicate content. In reality, if you set up your CDN correctly, your SEO should not be affected. Being located on the same IP as another site likely won’t hurt you either, as long as the other sites don’t get flagged for spam or adult content.
  • They make your site look foreign – If your content delivery network uses datacenters in foreign countries, you might be worried that the foreign IPs will also make your site look foreign. This simply isn’t true. CDNs will choose the closest datacenter to the visitor, so that your site looks local and authentic.

Are you on the market for a new content delivery network? Steer clear of these misleading myths and contact Distil Networks today. Our fast content delivery network offers global datacenter redundancy, unlimited scalability, dynamic content caching, and offline backups.

About the Author

Courtney Brady

Courtney Brady is the Director of Marketing at Distil Networks. She comes to Distil Networks from a variety of start-up companies, routed in SaaS and DaaS solutions. Formerly the global communications manager at multiple companies, Courtney is responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy and branding campaign.

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