section.io Website Performance and Security Blog

Measuring Cache Purge Times on section.io

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One of the most common questions we are asked at section.io is “how long does it take to (select your favourite term) “clear”, “purge”, “evict”, or “ban” an item the cache?” Our answer has been “near real time” as we built section.io to instantly purge cache globally.

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section.io Adds Varnish Cache 5.1.2 to Content Delivery Grid

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section.io is pleased to announce we have added several additional Varnish Cache versions to our Content Delivery Grid. When setting up with section.io, users can choose the reverse proxies they run and the versions of those proxies. section.io is committed to offering unmodified open-source software and not “locking in” users to a specific reverse proxy version. That’s why we now offer 7 Varnish Cache versions and additional options with VCL for static caching and Magento-specific capabilities.

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Matt Haentzschel Joins section.io as Chief Revenue Officer



We’re excited to announce that Matt Haentzschel has joined the section.io team as Chief Revenue Officer, a role in which he will oversee and build section.io’s global sales team.

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section.io Adds Ongoing Synthetic Monitoring Data



section.io believes that developers should have all the tools they need to evaluate and improve their content delivery within one solution, which is why we have recently added robust synthetic monitoring to our core feature set. When combined with section.io’s Real User Monitoring, proxy-specific metrics, and log management, this release ensures that all section.io accounts have the comprehensive monitoring tools they need to continually troubleshoot and improve their website performance.

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Containers are Inevitable Even for Content Delivery



Containerization breaks applications into components which can easily be deployed and scaled, bringing many benefits to software development. The flexibility containerization brings fits well with modern application development practices and DevOps principles, and has become popular with the growth of platforms including Docker and Kubernetes.

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Magento Imagine 2017



Magento Imagine comes but once a year, and this year we were back in Las Vegas. While I have discovered that you can scratch the surface of many and various “shiny surfaces” in Las Vegas and find a slightly harsher reality, when you scratch the surface of Magento, you find the real heart; the community.

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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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