[thelist] Implementing a Content Delivery Network

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 09:42:23 CDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 6:54 AM, Randal Rust <randalrust at gmail.com> wrote:
> We run a website for the State of Ohio that has about 2,000 images in
>  a repository. I am not 100% sure, but I think that having these images
>  on our server, alongside the application, is drastically slowing
>  things down. To the point that connections are timing out.

The idea that 2000 images of any kind, in any kind of repository,
would have that effect seems a stretch to me. Unless you're running
the site off a GameBoy or something.

I would look more closely at the system (and network) in question.

>  YSlow ...  suggests a Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Yes, if you're serving a million visitors a day :-)

The YSlow suggestions are a bit of a joke for most sites. Or as Joe
Atwood <http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000932.html>
put it: Yahoo's problems are not /your/ problems.

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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