A type of “super-cacher,” a CDN is a network of servers linked together with the goal of delivering content as quickly, cheaply, reliably, and securely as possible. A hosting provider can deliver files from a server closest to the person visiting the website, which speeds up the delivery of the content. Given the super-powered caching capabilities of a CDN, this cache typically has to be cleared manually through the host provider’s dashboard. At Infantree, this typically means logging into Kinsta (Anchor Host’s preferred WordPress environment) and clearing the CDN from there.
CDN stands for Content Delivery Network — we absolutely never call it that, though. That’s peak snobbery.