Jump to content

i.4chan i.imgur


ala888
 Share

Recommended Posts

I noticed that major content delivering sites that are required to host their own set of images/video files have a sub domain i.

before their respective web addresses?

 

what does it represent, and what does it tell us about how they are storing their files? I know both websites are hosted on amazon aws.

But I dont know what the "i" means, and I feel like its a key piece in figuring out their storage solutions

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They're not required to do it, it's just what they choose to do. The purpose is to allow more things to load at the same time. Browsers only allow a certain amount of requests from the same domain to be done simulataneously (it used to be two, but they probably allow more these days), so large websites put their content on multiple different domains to make the pages load faster.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...