Distributed Hosting of Web Content with Erasure Coding and Unequal Weight Assignment

  • Jin Li ,
  • Cha Zhang

IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Expo, Taipei |

Published by IEEE

By sharing and hosting the personal web content in a peer-to-peer (P2P) fashion, we may increase the bandwidth of retrieval and improve the reliability of retrieval. The cost is that the web content has to be replicated to and stored in the peers, consuming valuable network bandwidth and peer storage space. In this work, we develop two technologies, namely hierarchical content organization with unequal weight assignment and erasure coding, to reduce the amount of content to be distributed, yet still maintain the retrieval speed up and reliability. Significant improvement over the ordinary web server is demonstrated.