Honeygain Explains: Content Delivery

By Honeygain
Dec 16, 2021 • Last Updated May 31, 2023 • 5 min read

If you’re a seasoned Honeygainer, you already know there are two ways to earn effortlessly with our crowdsourced web intelligence network – Default Network Sharing (DNS) and Content Delivery (CD).

While the former is available to each and every Honeygainer who signs up, installs the app on their device, and starts sharing their Internet connection, the latter sounds somewhat more exclusive: it's only available in a number of selected locations, you can’t use it on just any device, and the earnings are calculated using a completely different scheme.

Naturally, this causes some questions to arise for our users – and it’s especially clear among newcomers. Forever an advocate of transparency and user awareness, the Honeygain team is ready to answer the most frequently asked questions and clear up the air on what our Content Delivery feature is all about!

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What is the main difference between Default Network Sharing and Content Delivery?

Ultimately, both of these features share the same objective – to make the Internet a truly borderless experience for everyone worldwide. The difference lies in the amount of data that gets shared: while Default Network Sharing is mainly focused on gathering small bits of publicly available web data, Content Delivery takes care of the more resource-intensive content pieces, such as video streaming or VoIP caller services. This type of connection sharing is more bandwidth-intensive and therefore incompatible with limited data plans.

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It’s important to remember you don’t need to only pick one way of earning. When you turn the Content Delivery feature on, Default Network Sharing stays on, so the only way your passive income can go is up! Simply put, Content Delivery is an additional way to earn that no other internet-sharing application offers.

How does it work, exactly?

When you browse the Internet, your computer communicates with a server somewhere in the world where the content you need to reach is stored. Unfortunately, due to distance and other obstacles, this process can become lengthy and inconvenient – especially when you’re trying to load large files or stream high-quality content.

Content delivery systems work by introducing certain intermediaries, such as networking and storage servers. These provide (or accelerate) the access to the content users are interested in by delivering its cached copy or redirecting them so they can reach it via a faster or otherwise more suitable route.

An intermediary that’s located in a different country than the user can also help them see the web just like the citizens of that particular country would – for example, an Ireland-based company can easily view websites just like their clients in France, Brazil, or Japan would.

It’s important to note that unlike most content delivery networks, Honeygain doesn’t store any cached content in its servers: it’s focused on transfer acceleration and bandwidth optimization.

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What kinds of use cases require resource-intensive content?

Streaming is one example no reader will find hard to understand. It’s also highly relevant at the moment: it’s hardly a secret that during the COVID-19 lockdowns, the already popular audio and video streaming platforms attracted millions of new users! Unfortunately, most of them either are available in a limited number of countries or offer different libraries to viewers in different regions.

Content Delivery is an excellent solution for streaming content to a location from which it cannot be accessed directly. And before you ask – yes, it’s perfectly legal! Anti-piracy laws would only come into play if you downloaded and stored (or even distributed) the platform’s content – however, using secure content delivery systems to view it is A-okay.

VoIP caller services is another frequent use case for this feature. Using it instead of a simple telephone number can provide extra privacy and security for the caller – however, they are not available in every country. By using Content Delivery, businesses can forget about the restrictions and enjoy unmatched confidentiality wherever they are.

When discussing the most time-sensitive cases, we cannot skip financial and investment markets. Companies that work with them find every millisecond precious – and in addition to that, everything they do requires utmost security. By speeding up their connection, Content Delivery helps them maximize their earnings with minimal risk. It’s also a great help in speeding up video loading or boosting data transfer rate!

What part do I – a Honeygainer – play in Content Delivery?

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We’ve already mentioned that the main principle of content delivery systems is using some type of middle-man to provide or speed up access to specific web content. With Honeygain, this intermediary is none other than the crowdsourced network of the users who earn free money by keeping the Content Delivery feature turned on their computers.

Honeygainers earn 6 credits for every hour their ​​desktop device is connected to the Content Delivery's servers. The Internet connection they share allows for faster and more secure content delivery worldwide, a higher data transfer rate, and a smoother browsing experience. Most importantly, the data that passes through the Honeygainer’s device in the form of shared traffic is fully encrypted and therefore cannot be deciphered, read, or leaked. All the information that remains visible with full encryption is the direction of the request!

Who can use the Content Delivery feature, and why isn’t it available for everybody?

First and foremost, Content Delivery is limited to Windows and macOS devices only – you cannot turn it on in the mobile application. The reason for this is very simple: mobile devices cannot always ensure a fast and stable Internet connection, which is a must for providing larger content units. Desktop devices depend solely on WiFi or other types of unlimited data plans, which allows for a smooth and secure content delivery process.

Typically, Honeygain works with all IP usage types except DCH (Data Center) and RSV (Reserved). However, due to the need for a stable and secure connection, you need an IP address that’s of an ISP (fixed-line ISP) or MOB (mobile ISP) type to use Content Delivery.

Content Delivery is also not available in all locations yet – however, Honeygain keeps constantly making it available in more countries and regions. Having first been launched in the United States and the United Kingdom exclusively, the feature now works in 45 countries worldwide!

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Here’s the entire list for May 2023:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

As you might have already guessed, the order of launching the Content Delivery feature in different countries is determined by the demand of the service in specific locations. Our ultimate goal is to make this passive income stream available all around the world!User awareness is one of the top priorities for our team, and we’re glad to be able to shed some light on the topics Honeygainers might find interesting yet a bit hard to understand on their own. We noticed the need to explain the Content Delivery feature in more detail by observing our user communities on Reddit and Discord – if you have any burning questions or concerns regarding the way Honeygain works, feel free to publish them there, as we’re on a constant lookout for new topics to clarify!

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By Honeygain
Dec 16, 2021 • Last Updated May 31, 2023 • 5 min read
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