What is a Reverse Proxy?
When I first started to tell people about my new job with section.io, I often was asked “What is a reverse proxy”? To be honest, I had actually googled the same question. I was familiar with proxies, but wasn’t entirely sure what the difference was between a proxy and a reverse proxy.Read More
Adapting section.io to Colorado Life
A New Corporate Objective A few months ago, my co founder and CTO, Dan, declared a need to climb Longs Peak here in Colorado. Why? “because it’s there” (that classic Mountain climbers’ cry). It turns out that during his morning drive into our Boulder office from Lousiville, every day since we moved to Colorado from Australia, Longs was standing tall and taunting on his skyline.Read More
section.io Joins Magento's Technology Partner Program
We are pleased to announce that section.io has become a Magento Select Technology Partner, a level of partnership that includes many other top-tier technology solutions designed to help Magento eCommerce customers get the most out of their websites. We’re excited about this partnership because we recognize Magento as the leading eCommerce solution for all kinds of businesses, from small boutiques to large, recognizable brands, and we have already been building our own tools to integrate seamlessly with the Magento system.Read More
Cache Fundamentals- What is Cached Data
What is a web cache and what are the benefits of cached data? Before we get into what exactly caching is, you need to understand why caching is important. Ultimately, the main benefit of caching is faster web pages. And faster web pages lead to a better user experience, which means happier website visitors. Multiple studies have shown that users visit more pages on a website when it loads faster.Read More
Hello from Chad
Content Delivery Network? Did you know that many of us access content from a CDN every day? I didn’t, until a few weeks ago when a friend told me about an opportunity at a company who is pioneering the latest and greatest in content delivery networks. To be completely honest, I wasn’t entirely certain what a CDN was but decided it was worth looking into. Fast forward 2 weeks and I am embarking on an exciting new journey as the newest member of the team.Read More
The cost of HTTP 404 Page Not Found
Reducing 404 error pages on your website Do you know how many resources are consumed by your origin web servers to determine that a requested URL is non-existent and render the Not Found response page? Many site owners cannot answer this question, and most of the time this is fine because a well-managed site will rarely need to serve a 404 under normal conditions.Read More
Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Content Delivery Network
What is a Content Delivery Network? Currently, more than 50 percent of the Web’s traffic is being run through Content Delivery Networks. Most CDNs have similar basic features that provide improved website security, performance, and scalability, but some go about this in different ways than others, and some CDNs focus on one specific aspect of web optimization - for example, blocking bots and protecting against attacks. To help you negotiate the CDN landscape, here are five questions we think you should consider before investing in your next CDN.Read More
How music-streaming site Orfium used Varnish Cache to improve page performance
Background: Implementing Varnish Cache with section.io. Orfium is a new music platform which combines some of the best features of existing platforms such as SoundCloud, Bandcamp and Beatport, allowing users to share their tracks, promote them and sell downloads. In addition, it promises to introduce a range of interesting new options for music makers and labels, including the payment of streaming royalties and the ability to upload DJ mixes while compensating all artists whose music is included.Read More
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