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6 Key Business Uses for Web Traffic Logs



There are multiple ways for businesses to use logs - from tracking user engagement, to following compliance guidelines, to monitoring suspicious activity. Frequently, however, businesses treat logs and metrics as an afterthought rather than as an integral part of their corporate strategy and development process. Furthermore, the volume of data available from logging can be overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have a clear goal in mind and established processes set up for its collection and analysis. Similarly, important data can be missing if the right procedures haven’t been set up to collect it. If logging is given careful thought as part of a larger plan, however, it can prove a highly valuable tool. The following six use cases are largely for web traffic logs. There are, of course, a wide range of other use case scenarios.

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What is Fog Computing vs. Edge Computing?



In contrast to traditional cloud architectures, fog computing and edge computing are network and system architectures that gather, analyze and process data from assets deployed at the very edge of the network. Fog compute and edge compute share similar goals, including the reduction of network latency, minimizing the amount of data sent to the cloud for processing and optimizing system response time, particularly in remote mission-critical applications. Indeed some consider the two architectures to be synonymous, but there are fundamental differences between the two.

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Overcoming the Impact of Website Testing on Site Speed



Website testing tools can be very useful in helping improve user experience, allowing you to compare different iterations of a web page or application against each other, exploring a user’s experience of different variations of a particular page, or more extensive full stack testing in which backend elements are also tested for how they impact customer experience. However, an unfortunate side effect of using testing tools is that they can lead to slower site speeds. Many in the industry believe that a diminishment of page speed is an inevitable side effect to using website testing tools. You can overcome this, however, while still taking advantage of the benefits of website testing through using a different type of testing tool.

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How to Protect Your eCommerce Website from Security Risks



eCommerce websites are at the forefront of cyber attacks that can impact websites, breach customer confidentiality and damage a business’ reputation in the short and long-term.

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Prevent Website Overload with a Virtual Waiting Room



Do you manage a website that experiences traffic spikes, whether occasional or frequent? If so, do you have a safety net in place to prevent user experience degradation and potential revenue loss?

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Varnish Cache 6.1 Release



The latest release of Varnish Cache (6.1.0) is now available on section.io, bringing about several new features and stability improvements, albeit minor in the words of Poul-Henning Kamp. section.io made this version of Varnish Cache available within our platform 2hrs after the source code release, further highlighting the speed and flexibility of the section.io Edge Platform.

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How to Choose the Right Hosting Solution for Your Magento Website



When running your Magento website, one of the foundational decisions you will need to make is which hosting provider to choose. Your web host, or web hosting provider, will supply the technologies and services necessary for your Magento site to be viewed online. How your Magento application code, files and data are hosted is critical to your website’s performance and availability. Website speed matters more to many customers than most other website features, so choosing the right host is critical to avoid user abandonment and loss of revenue.

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Breaking Down PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS



A Comparison Between PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS What do the terms PaaS, SaaS and IaaS mean, and how do you choose between them? All three are different types of cloud service, offering infrastructure and resources-on-demand as a service. Each offers a fundamentally different approach to the management of IT resources.

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CDNs Were a Prototype for Edge Compute



CDNs - An Early Evolution of Edge Compute The financial and business logic of moving compute to the edge is a powerful incentive. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 50% of computing will be happening at the edge. Currently, around 10% of enterprise-data is created and processed outside a traditional data center or centralized cloud. Santhosh Rao, principal research analyst at Gartner, noted, “Organizations that have embarked on a digital business journey have realized that a more decentralized approach is required to address digital business infrastructure requirements.”

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Caching Stale Content



What is Caching Stale-While-Revalidate or Extending Grace? Caching makes pages load more quickly by drawing on a previous copy of a response instead of re-fetching it over the network. section.io offers developers total control over their Varnish Cache configuration, enabling you to determine the features you need to maximize web speed by caching static and dynamic content, including full HTML documents.

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