Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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Content Delivery Network (CDN)

This is a network of servers which deliver web pages to users based on their geographical locations, the origins of the web pages, and the content delivery servers. The CDN will copy pages of a web site to a network of servers, caching the contents of the pages, and redirect users' requests from the original site servers to a server in the CDN closest to the users in order to deliver the cached contents CDN can speed up content deliveries, especially those that involve high traffic and web sites that have global reach.