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ALSO CALLED: Content Distribution, Content Caching, Content Delivery Networks, Web Content Delivery, Content Delivery Services, Content Distribution Delivery
DEFINITION: On the Internet, content delivery (sometimes called content distribution , content distribution delivery , or content caching ) is the service of copying the pages of a Web site to geographically dispersed server s and, when a page is requested, dynamically identifying and serving page content from the closest server to the user, enabling faster delivery. Typically, high-traffic Web site owners and  … 
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CONTENT DELIVERY DEFINITION (continued): …  Internet service providers ( ISP s) hire the services of the company that provides content delivery.A common content delivery approach involves the placement of cache servers at major Internet access points around the world and the use of a special routing code that redirects a Web page request (technically, a Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP - request) to the closest server. When the Web user clicks on a URL that is content-delivery enabled, the content delivery network re-routes that user's request away from the site's originating server to a cache server closer to the user. The cache server … 
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