Origin Server

An origin server is a term used in web hosting and content delivery networks (CDNs) to refer to the primary server that stores the original copy of a website's content, such as HTML files, images, videos, and other digital assets. When a user requests to access a website, their browser sends a request to the origin server, which then retrieves and delivers the requested content back to the user's browser. In the context of CDNs, origin servers are responsible for serving content to edge servers, which are located closer to end-users, in order to improve website performance and reduce latency.
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