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The difference between a 502, 503 and 504 error



We all come across website errors at some point, and every website out there has inevitably experienced their share of 404 and 500 status codes, which are shown when a URL is not found either due to their typo or a broken link (404), and when there is a general server error (500).

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How We Manage Remote Work and International Teams



When I first started at section.io, which is located in the heart of Boulder, Colorado, I got a lot of questions about my commute and how I was dealing with it. This is because I live in Denver, about 30 miles south of Boulder and connected by one major highway that can get very congested.

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The Varying Levels of DDoS Protection



A DDoS attack is a distributed denial of service attack. This means that an attack is coming from multiple places with a high volume of requests with the intent to bring your site down. With section.io we offer a few different levels of DDoS protection to our customers in the event of an attack.

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Under the Hood - What Reverse Proxy is your CDN using?



One of the most remarkable things about the CDN market in the 20 years since Akamai launched the first Content Delivery Network is how little attention has been paid to the technology these companies are built on. When you consider the function they serve, it is somewhat understandable. Your website is slow, you pay for a CDN and suddenly it is faster. You don’t really care how it works as long as you get the desired result.

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Content Delivery Network Architecture



Content Delivery Networks can often seem shrouded in mystery: They appear on countless lists as one of the top ways to improve website performance, and there are many Content Deliver Network companies globally, but the basics of how CDNs actually accomplish all that they promise (such as improved website speed, ability to handle more visitors, and protection from attacks) are still unknown to many.

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How CDNs Could Hurt Your Website Uptime



Content Delivery Networks are usually thought of for their benefits - they bring content closer to global end-users, reduce stress on origin servers, and add caching and security features that speed up websites and protect them from malicious traffic.

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Varnish Cache for Magento 2 - Configuration Suggestions



Magento 2, a complete reconfiguration of the popular ecommerce platform, is built for speed and is a vast improvement in website performance over Magento 1.x versions. One of the major differences in Magento 2 is that it is built to integrate with Varnish Cache, an extremely fast http-accelerator that is configurable to cache a variety of content, from static objects such as pictures to Javascript snippets and even full HTML documents.

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Under Pressure - Is Your Site Ready for a Traffic Spike?



It’s a marketer’s dream. You come up with a new idea for a campaign to drive attention to a sale on your site. You get approval from the bosses, build a carefully targeted email list, put together some display ads, and get ready to scream about it on social media.

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Prepare Your Ecommerce Site for Holiday Sales



The holiday shopping season starts earlier and earlier each year, with stores putting up decorations and websites running holiday features as soon as November begins. However, when big sales come around some websites always seem to struggle. Luckily, even in the middle of the holiday season there are several steps websites can take to ensure they are smoothly running through December and into the January sales.

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Announcing the section.io Partner Program



section.io works with digital agencies, development shops, and hosting services to improve website performance and security

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