What is Amazon CloudFront?


Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudFront is a Content Delivery Network (CDN). It’s a service provided by Amazon.com and uses the same very high quality and speedy hardware and network as Amazon.com and AWS customers including IMDB, NASA and Netflix.

AWS CloudFront is particularly beneficial for WordPress websites that receive visitors from multiple countries, where the WordPress website has lots of images or video or where the website receives a large number of visitors in a short space of time. The cost of CloudFront depends on the amount of data delivered to your website visitors and where your visitors are located. Many of my clients use CloudFront and the benefits far exceed the cost (most of my clients pay about $10 per month for using CloudFront).

Below is a list of CloudFront edge locations (i.e. your content will be delivered from the place closest to each of your visitors which will speed up page load times which is good for SEO).

Australia

  • Sydney, Australia

United States

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Ashburn, VA (3)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (2)
  • Hayward, CA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA (2)
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY (3)
  • Newark, NJ
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • South Bend, IN
  • St. Louis, MO

Europe

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2)
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Frankfurt, Germany (3)
  • London, England (3)
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Marseille, France
  • Milan, Italy
  • Paris, France (2)
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Warsaw, Poland

Asia

  • Chennai, India
  • Hong Kong, China (2)
  • Mumbai, India
  • Manila, the Philippines
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Singapore (2)
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tokyo, Japan (2)

South America

  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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