What is Static Content?
Static content includes documents, style sheets, images, videos, html and scripts, etc. which are resistant to changes and are shared with every user as-is.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) are based on static content and used by developers to receive and pass content. Static content is transmitted through the CDN which acts as a third party to store as well as serve the cached content. Web-based applications and websites often function dynamically, but static content through the CDN offloads the server and lets the server handle dynamic content while the static content is stored onto it, thus offering low latency and reduced bandwidth coverage.
Static content operates by retrieving the static assets through the CDN over the server. The user requests the origin server to deliver the static content, and the server then retrieves that data. Websites and web applications are all about responsiveness, and static content offers better load times due to shared data over the server as it is easier to cache. Static content is also more resistant to being hacked as compared to dynamic content. On the other hand, there are some areas where static content lacks. For example, it requires a developer to manually make upgrades or updates.
Static content is practical for web and application developers providing a wide range of usage over the internet. Mixed types of content are being utilized to build a faster, secure, and responsive site.
Static content is as prevalent as dynamic content as both are assets for applications, websites, or APIs. Macrometa provides a Global Data Network and aids in the replication of static content over CDN PoPs. Static content delivered through Macrometa’s globally distributed network promises low latency and high scalability to overcome mixed content type distribution across the globe.