What Is a CDN? A Simple Visual Explanation

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is becoming more and more commonplace in hosting plan offerings and a must for an business site. By hosting web content on servers that are spread across the globe, you can deliver content to any user faster by targeting servers that are relatively more local to them.

But if you’re like me, you are not overly technical; you get the concept of a CDN in theory, but do you GET IT get it? Here’s my nontechnical take on what a CDN is and why it’s a true benefit for any website.