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  1. #1
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    May 2006
    Chicago, IL

    Is Hosting Shoutcast Servers considered a CDN?

    I'm looking at a couple dedicated server providers and upon reading their TOS's I'm wondering if Shoutcast servers are considered CDN's? I know I can contact the providers and find this out. Which I intend to do, im just wondering if in general this is a rule of thumb to assume?

  2. #2
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    May 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Shoutcast servers are radio servers.

    A CDN is a content delivery network, which is "a system of computers containing copies of data, placed at various points in a network so as to maximize bandwidth for access to the data from clients throughout the network. A client accesses a copy of the data near to the client, as opposed to all clients accessing the same central server, so as to avoid bottlenecks near that server." (Wikipedia )

    Basically, static files are cached on varies servers spread out geographically. When a visitor needs that file, it will pull it from the closest server, increasing your loading speed.
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  3. #3
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    Apr 2006
    Rotherham, UK
    No shoutcast servers are not the same as CDN
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