Content Delivery Network

We just enabled our new content delivery network for all Basic, Professional and Enterprise Shopify accounts.

What is a CDN?

A content delivery network (CDN) is a collection of web servers distributed across multiple locations around the Planet to deliver content more efficiently to users. The server selected for delivering content to a specific user is based on proximity. For example, the server with the fewest network hops or the server with the quickest response time is chosen and will service the users requests.

This means that Shopify stores should come up almost instantaneously all around the globe. Quick response times have shown to increase the conversion rates in ecommerce and we are bringing this feature to all our subscribers at no additional cost.

Shopify is the only ecommerce software which offers this feature. Take a peek at the ping times from different places. Wikipedia on CDN.

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