section.io Website Performance and Security Blog

Where our team discusses website performance, scalability and security. We write about Varnish Cache, Modsecurity, CDNs, section.io releases, and our team.

Announcing the section.io Partner Program

Pete Jordan | December 01, 2016 | Performance, Security, Culture

section.io works with digital agencies, development shops, and hosting services to improve website performance and security

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Improving Mobile Website Performance

Roxana Elliott | November 30, 2016 | Performance, Caching

One of the most common questions we get at section.io is “How will your solution help my mobile site or application performance?” With more people visiting websites, downloading apps, and making purchases through their mobile phones than ever before, it is crucial for mobile websites and mobile applications to be fast, reliable, and secure.

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Debugging a secure website

Jason Stangroome | November 28, 2016 | Security

How to Debug an HTTPS Website As the Internet evolves with an ever increasing demand for security, websites are taking a full-HTTPS approach combined with additional features like Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and Public Key Pinning (HPKP). Websites adopting HTTP/2 for its performance benefits are also required to use HTTPS everywhere.

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Announcing Traffic Overload Prevention

Melissa Kilbourne | November 22, 2016 | E-commerce, Performance, Varnish Cache

A top concern for websites is staying online during spikes in traffic. Businesses spend lots of money from their marketing budget to attract customers to their website, however, if the website cannot handle the amount of traffic it can go offline during these traffic peaks and lose all of the potential revenue from customers in the middle of transactions.

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Free YXORP

Stewart McGrath | November 16, 2016 | Caching, Security, CDNs 101

This week, section.io is at the DeFrag Conference in Broomfield, Colorado, a technology conference that focuses on those at the core of every technology company: developers. section.io was founded by developers, for developers, and was built out of a frustration with the way Content Delivery Networks make it difficult for developers to easily drive and test the performance and security tools CDNs offer. At DeFrag we are launching our “Free YXORP” campaign, a movement to unleash the power of reverse proxies, which have long been held captive by Content Delivery Networks.

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Top Tips to Speed Up Your Website

Roxana Elliott | November 15, 2016 | Performance, Marketing

Speed is one of the most important elements of any website: slow websites lead to higher bounce rates and decreased conversions, and as more and more transactions are performed through websites and mobile applications, users expect fast load times and a seamless browsing experience. But website speed is often overlooked because it may involve several teams (marketing, web development, and back-end tech support), or is passed over for more obvious website revamps such as design.

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How to Be Ready for a Magento Security Incident

Jason Stangroome | November 14, 2016 | Magento, Security

A few weeks ago Magento published a very helpful article to their Security Center outlining the steps to follow after suffering a malware attack on your Magento site. It is a great resource to save away in case you ever find yourself in this situation, however, it is also beneficial to understand what exactly is involved so you can prepare now.

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Cyber Monday, Singles Day, and How Ecommerce Sites Prepare for Peak Load

Roxana Elliott | November 10, 2016 | E-commerce, Marketing, Performance

Each year, more and more people conduct their shopping online, buying everything from holiday gifts and clothing to household essentials and even groceries through websites or mobile applications. Several trends have emerged out of this shopping phenomenon, including online-only businesses which undercut brick-and-morter costs and subscription services that send goods monthly.

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Is Excellent Website Performance Achievable With Your CDN?

Danny Randa | November 08, 2016 | Performance, Caching

For years, companies have been turning to Content Delivery Networks to address all their website performance needs, from page speed and scalability to security. Caching content globally, which originally was the main purpose of CDNs, has undoubtedly helped create a faster and more scalable internet, but are CDNs living up to their lofty promises? Is it possible to achieve excellent website performance by simply using a CDN? Does the performance improvement offered by most CDNs justify the thousands of dollars they cost a month?

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Why Cache is King

Ben Cook | November 04, 2016 | Caching, E-commerce, Magento

The section.io Australian contingent is excited to be attending MagentoLive Australia in Sydney from November 7-8th. As an Australian-founded company with offices in both Australia and the US and a recent Magento Select Technology Partner, we love catching up with Magento clients and hearing about trends in the ecommerce industry at Magento events.

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