ISP RSAWEB announced today that they are launching a local content delivery network (CDN) called AfriCDN.
According to RSAWEB’s MD, Mark Slingsby, CDNs can dramatically decrease data costs for content heavy websites.
“CDNs can typically slice up to 30% – 50% off the costs of hosting for websites. We see our CDN as a revolution for the hosting market in South Africa – much reduced data costs for hosting, and dramatically increased site speeds,” said Slingsby.
The RSAWEB MD explained that a CDN is a content delivery system built in the cloud which can boost website loading times by placing content like images, CSS, HTML and video into the server network.
“Each time a user visits your site, we serve them this content from the server geographically closest to them. This shaves time off your sites load time, thus increasing your sites conversion rate and can even improve your sites Google ranking,” Slingsby said.
RSAWEB also said that they have been steadily building their worldwide network and now have POPs across the world. “We can now offer a locally built but world class CDN service at a price that won’t hurt,” said RSAWEB’s Rob Gilmour.