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Cache Fundamentals Part 2 - What Content to Cache and Why



We previously went through the fundamentals of caching, what it is, why it’s important for faster web pages, better SEO, and reduced server costs, and what the differences are between a browser cache and a cache installed on a web server. Now we’ll go through some information on what type of content is typically cached, how Content Delivery Networks or CDNs are related to caching, and some tools to cache your own web data and improve the performance of your website.

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Introducing Multiple SSL Certificates on section.io



We’re pleased to annouce that section.io now supports multiple free SSL certificates if your website application uses multiple domains. The section.io platform can now create, manage, and renew a free SSL certificate for all the domains that use one section.io configuration, so you don’t have to worry about your SSL certificate expiring and your website becoming more vulnerable to attacks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Varnish WAF Options



It’s common that a modern web site will want the advantages of Varnish Cache’s excellent programming model in tandem with a WAF.

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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.

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Ensuring Your SSL Certificate is Setup on Magento



A Study of how Magento Websites use SSL for HTTPS Recently, section.io studied a random sample of around 330 websites running on Magento Enterprise, the leading eCommerce solution for large businesses.

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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.

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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.

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