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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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Improving Mobile Website Performance



One of the most common questions we get at section.io is “How will your solution help my mobile site or application performance?” With more people visiting websites, downloading apps, and making purchases through their mobile phones than ever before, it is crucial for mobile websites and mobile applications to be fast, reliable, and secure.

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Debugging a secure website



How to Debug an HTTPS Website As the Internet evolves with an ever increasing demand for security, websites are taking a full-HTTPS approach combined with additional features like Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and Public Key Pinning (HPKP). Websites adopting HTTP/2 for its performance benefits are also required to use HTTPS everywhere.

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Announcing Traffic Overload Prevention



A top concern for websites is staying online during spikes in traffic. Businesses spend lots of money from their marketing budget to attract customers to their website, however, if the website cannot handle the amount of traffic it can go offline during these traffic peaks and lose all of the potential revenue from customers in the middle of transactions.

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Free YXORP



This week, section.io is at the DeFrag Conference in Broomfield, Colorado, a technology conference that focuses on those at the core of every technology company: developers. section.io was founded by developers, for developers, and was built out of a frustration with the way Content Delivery Networks make it difficult for developers to easily drive and test the performance and security tools CDNs offer. At DeFrag we are launching our “Free YXORP” campaign, a movement to unleash the power of reverse proxies, which have long been held captive by Content Delivery Networks.

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