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The present invention is a network architecture or framework that supports hosting and content distribution on a truly global scale. The inventive framework allows a Content Provider to replicate and serve its most popular content at an unlimited number of points throughout the world. The inventive framework comprises a set of servers operating in a distributed manner. The actual content to be served is preferably supported on a set of hosting servers (sometimes referred to as ghost servers). This content comprises HTML page objects that, conventionally, are served from a Content Provider site. In accordance with the invention, however, a base HTML document portion of a Web page is served from the Content Provider's site while one or more embedded objects for the page are served from the hosting servers, preferably, those hosting servers near the client machine. By serving the base HTML document from the Content Provider's site, the Content Provider maintains control over the content.

Title
Global hosting system
Application Number
9/314863
Publication Number
6108703
Application Date
May 19, 1999
Publication Date
August 22, 2000
Inventor
Daniel M Lewin
Cambridge
MA, US
F Thomson Leighton
Newtonville
MA, US
Agent
David H Judson
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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