Try Our Apps


The saddest words

mirror site

a website that has been copied to another server in order to provide faster access or wider availability, or to reduce network traffic.
Origin of mirror site
1995-2000 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
mirror site in Technology

An archive site or website which keeps a copy of some or all files at another site so as to make them more quickly available and to reduce the load on the source site.
It is generally best to use the mirror that is physically closest to you as this will usually give the fastest download.
Such mirroring is usually done for specific whole directories or files on a specific remote server as opposed to a cache or proxy server which keeps copies of everything that is requested via it.
For example, is the main UK mirror for the GNU archive at

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for mirror site

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mirror

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for mirror site