Northeastern Websites Now Much Faster With CDN

Want your Northeastern webpages to load even faster? Well, now they do!

Northeastern ITS recently implemented a new global content delivery network (CDN) to help enhance the speed and accessibility of all Northeastern sites for our global community. That means faster webpage loading, less buffering and more stable traffic across all Northeastern.edu websites.

The CDN streamlines your access to all Northeastern websites, using a network of servers around the world to deliver the content you want when and where you want it. This system is designed to ensure that all of our users, no matter where you are around the globe, will have quick and easy access to Northeastern webpages.

Update Lag Time

The CDN uses an advanced caching solution to help deliver Northeastern webpages speedily. The default content Time-to-Live (TTL) setting for most sites is once per day, meaning some updates or new content may not appear on your webpage until the next day.

If you would like to change this setting or request an ad-hoc cache purge for your site, please contact Webgroup@northeastern.edu.

Next Steps

The first phase of the CDN project was introduced in July 2017 to cover all websites under Northeastern.edu. ITS will soon enter phase two of this project, which will expand the CDN to cover other Northeastern websites living on sub-domains.

Have Questions or Need Help?

There should not be any unexpected changes or updates to university sites. If you do notice any issues or have any questions about CDN, please contact Webgroup@northeastern.edu at ITS.

If you have any other questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or email Help@northeastern.edu.

Updated September 2017