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The True Value of Caching Dynamic Content



Dynamic content caching is a buzz word in the Content Delivery Network industry: Everyone wants it, many CDNs claim to offer it, but only a few make it truly accessible. However, the real value of dynamic caching is something not often discussed: saving hosting and server costs. Here’s how it works.

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Introducing Real User Monitoring by section.io



section.io is excited to announce we have added Real User Monitoring to our platform at no extra cost for section.io users or those on a 2-week free trial. Real User Monitoring or RUM data measures how actual visitors interact with your website and experience your page load times.

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Put Your Magento Site to the Test and Win



section.io is excited to be attending and speaking at Magento Imagine in Las Vegas from April 2-5th. We’ll be at booth #29 throughout the conference, and our CEO Stewart McGrath is speaking alongside client Kate Morris on how her company Adore Beauty has turned conversion optimization and website performance into revenue gains.

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The Challenge of Content Delivery for SAAS Companies



Software as a Service or SAAS platforms are all over the Internet – they are pre-built services for companies that don’t want to create their own software for a specific need, and include job boards, online support systems, internal portals, and more. Many of these SAAS companies offer custom domains to their customers. This feature allows brands to use these services while maintaining their own brand identity. By “white-labelling” URLs, end-customers feel comfortable that they are staying within the ecosystem of the website they are on.

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Hello from Derek



Today is the beginning of a new adventure with section.io. section.io empowers developers to increase scalability and improve performance for their web applications. I truly feel that this is the future of the CDN business and the direction companies will migrate over the next few years.

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Looking for Sales Superheroes



section.io is expanding our team, and we want your help in finding our next sales superheroes. We are searching for a sales all-star who has experience in outbound sales for Content Delivery Networks, website performance tools, or other B2B technologies. If you know someone who might be interested, refer them to us and if we hire your referral you’ll get $2,500 as our way of saying thank you. Send them to this job posting link and make sure they mention your name as a referral.

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Introducing PageSpeed Front End Optimizations on section.io



We’re excited to announce the addition of Google’s PageSpeed module to section.io’s Content Delivery Grid. PageSpeed provides a large number of front end optimizations that speed up websites by modifying files and applying filters on-the-fly as traffic passes through section.io. By adjusting the content that your customers receive, section.io delivers a better user experience as customers will see pages earlier, browsers will draw the pages faster and the user will be able to interact with your site more freely.

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Content Delivery Metrics that Integrate with DevOps Principles



section.io has always been committed to providing the best, most detailed metrics and logs to our users. As the only Content Delivery solution that integrates fully with agile development and DevOps practices, we recognize the importance of having accurate metrics to diagnose, resolve and continuously improve your website performance and security. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we have recently given our metrics an update by bringing in Grafana, which is a highly flexible graphing tool that charts the metrics we provide from Graphite.

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The Importance of Improving Backend Load Time



There are several factors to look at when considering the total page load time for your website. Metrics such as Time to First Byte, Start Render Time, Visually Complete, and Full Page Load Time are important for different reasons and each have an impact on your user experience.

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section.io and Recent Global CDN Security Concerns



Summary of security issue raised In the past few days, vulnerability researchers at Google discovered Cloudflare’s reverse proxies were dumping uninitialized memory into their outputs, opening up websites that use Cloudflare to data leaks. This data included cookies, passwords, encryption keys, and even user’s private data from large sites that use Cloudflare.

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