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A CDN or a Content Delivery Network is a system which can enhance the performance of a web-site by delivering its static content from different geographic locations, typically locations closest to the client’s location. Commercial CDN services from Akamai et al. are pretty expensive for amateur bloggers/web-site owners. Amazon S3 can also provide CDN like functionality for hosting static files but misses some key functionality of a CDN like gzip content-encoding and cache-control. We are going to discuss three ways in which we can have a CDN like service for a web-site/blog.
With the advent of the cloud computing, storage has become extremely cheap. We can use this storage to keep backups of our data and keep them safe from any potential data loss disaster. One such extremely cost-effective solution is Amazon S3. Some of the pros of S3 are: