In one Previously posted article, we discussed about Cloud Computing based Hosting, that is Cloud VPS. We also wrote in another article that the Storage providing Cloud Computing platform is not a CDN service. Now imagine that, these two technologies, CDN and Cloud Computing is set up to run together.
Yes, actually lot of websites based on WordPress are using this combination. Let us see how Cloud Computing and CDN is the perfect match.
Understanding the basics of Cloud Computing and CDN
CDN (Content Distribution Network) is a static file distribution system based on geographical locations and is very useful when building high availability websites or systems.
Recently these two services, Hosting based on Cloud Computing and CDN services are integrated to provide a better package and it is now possible to get them for a very little expenditure and with only a credit card, within hours you will get the on-demand Cloud Computing based hosting system integrated with the content distribution network.
Setup is very simple: basically we need to create a folder for the static files and upload the files within the folder of the CDN. Situation gets complex in WordPress as our uploads are filed under month date folders. No problem, with WP Total Cache, you can do it within few clicks.
It depends on your Hosting service and your plan, how many nodes of Cloud Computing platform you will include, suppose it is 5. Now, in addition to these 5 servers of the Cloud Computing System, few hundreds to thousands servers of CDN service will deliver the static contents.
To do list for Cloud Computing based hosting plus CDN
As we have said before, Cloud Computing itself has some privacy issues, additionally we are adding a CDN and WordPress has various security issues.
So, it is very important to understand the basics of Cloud Computing, Public Cloud Computing before starting to use one.