This topic describes the application scenarios of Alibaba Cloud CDN and its related products.

You can use content delivery network (CDN) services in the following scenarios: static content delivery acceleration, dynamic content delivery acceleration, and secure acceleration. Alibaba Cloud CDN serves to accelerate only the delivery of static content.

The following table describes the application scenarios of Alibaba Cloud CDN.
Scenario Description
Image and small file distribution Your websites or applications mainly host images and small files in such formats as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Downloads of large files Your websites or applications mainly host large files, such as gaming apps, client apps, or app stores. The average size of large files is greater than 20 MB.
ApsaraVideo for VOD Your websites or applications mainly host on-demand or short videos in formats such as MP4 and FLV. Videos in the mainstream formats are supported.
Whole site acceleration DCDN is an independent Alibaba Cloud product, which can accelerate the delivery of dynamic content. In addition, it supports separate acceleration for the delivery of dynamic and static content.