Why Speed Matters
Site speed reflects how quickly a website responds to web requests. Speeding up websites is important — not just to site owners, but to all Internet users. Faster sites create happy users and we've seen in our internal studies that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there.
According to researches your website load speed is the number one priority when it comes to user experience (UI)
40% of people will abandon your site if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load, in other words, less speed less conversions.
When a website does not load fast enough customers slowly stop referring your service to others because of a poor experience.
What is CDN?
Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. CloudFront is integrated with AWS – both physical locations that are directly connected to the AWS global infrastructure, as well as other AWS services. CloudFront works seamlessly with services including AWS Shield for DDoS mitigation, Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon EC2 as origins for your applications, and Lambda@Edge to run custom code closer to customers’ users and to customize the user experience. Lastly, if you use AWS origins such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2 or Elastic Load Balancing, you don’t pay for any data transferred between these services and CloudFront.
Easy to Use
You can get started with the Content Delivery Network in minutes, using the same AWS tools that you're already familiar with: APIs, AWS Management Console, AWS CloudFormation, CLIs, and SDKs. Amazon's CDN offers a simple, pay-as-you-go pricing model with no upfront fees or required long-term contracts, and support for the CDN is included in your existing AWS Support subscription.
FAST AND GLOBAL
The Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN) is massively scaled and globally distributed. The CloudFront network has 187 points of presence (PoPs), and leverages the highly-resilient Amazon backbone network for superior performance and availability for your end users.
SECURITY AT THE EDGE
Amazon CloudFront is a highly-secure CDN that provides both network and application level protection. Your traffic and applications benefit through a variety of built-in protections such as AWS Shield Standard, at no additional cost. You can also use configurable features such as AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost.
Amazon CloudFront features can be customized for your specific application requirements. Lambda@Edge functions, triggered by CloudFront events, extend your custom code across AWS locations worldwide, allowing you to move even complex application logic closer to your end users to improve responsiveness. The CDN also supports integrations with other tools and automation interfaces for today's DevOps and CI/CD environments by using native APIs or AWS tools.
Amazon CloudFront is integrated with AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Route 53, and AWS Elemental Media Services . They are all accessible via the same console and all features in the CDN can be programmatically configured by using APIs or the AWS Management Console.
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Here are some of the companies that use Amazon's cloudfront and managed to increase their webapge load time to as little as 3000ms.
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