Why Scalability Matters to Your Ecommerce Site During the Holidays
Improve user experience on your ecommerce site during the Holiday Season We’ve spoken a lot about the importance of speed for your website and why it’s especially crucial for ecommerce sites going into the holiday season. Many studies have shown that improved web performance leads to more pages viewed, more products viewed, and most importantly, increased cart conversions and revenue.Read More
5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Web Page Speed
Reports by Google, Amazon, and others have consistently shown that fast page load time is one of the most important elements of website success: one study by the Aberdeen Group showed every 1-second delay in page load time led to a 11% decrease in page views and 7% loss in conversions. There are many ways you can optimize your website for better performance, but here are some quick tips you can do now to improve your web performance and page load time:Read More
Cache Fundamentals Part 2 - What Content to Cache and Why
We previously went through the fundamentals of caching, what it is, why it’s important for faster web pages, better SEO, and reduced server costs, and what the differences are between a browser cache and a cache installed on a web server. Now we’ll go through some information on what type of content is typically cached, how Content Delivery Networks or CDNs are related to caching, and some tools to cache your own web data and improve the performance of your website.Read More
What is a Reverse Proxy?
When I first started to tell people about my new job with section.io, I often was asked “What is a reverse proxy”? To be honest, I had actually googled the same question. I was familiar with proxies, but wasn’t entirely sure what the difference was between a proxy and a reverse proxy.Read More
Cache Fundamentals- What is Cached Data
What is a web cache and what are the benefits of cached data? Before we get into what exactly caching is, you need to understand why caching is important. Ultimately, the main benefit of caching is faster web pages. And faster web pages lead to a better user experience, which means happier website visitors. Multiple studies have shown that users visit more pages on a website when it loads faster.Read More
The cost of HTTP 404 Page Not Found
Reducing 404 error pages on your website Do you know how many resources are consumed by your origin web servers to determine that a requested URL is non-existent and render the Not Found response page? Many site owners cannot answer this question, and most of the time this is fine because a well-managed site will rarely need to serve a 404 under normal conditions.Read More
How music-streaming site Orfium used Varnish Cache to improve page performance
Background: Implementing Varnish Cache with section.io. Orfium is a new music platform which combines some of the best features of existing platforms such as SoundCloud, Bandcamp and Beatport, allowing users to share their tracks, promote them and sell downloads. In addition, it promises to introduce a range of interesting new options for music makers and labels, including the payment of streaming royalties and the ability to upload DJ mixes while compensating all artists whose music is included.Read More
Speed Means Sales
The importance of website performance is often overlooked, even though the Internet heavily influences many aspects of our daily lives. During my summer spent interning for section.io, I sought to investigate just how crucial and imperative optimal website performance is to the success of one’s company or organization.Read More
Website Milliseconds Matter – But Why?
The evidence is conclusive; website page load time matters. The faster your website the more revenue your website will generate. Amazon and Google have studied this phenomenon. We have studied it and recently FT.com produced a great summary of their findings.Read More
Canonical bare domains and cookies
Suppose you bought the domain name “example.com” for your website. Will your visitors enter www.example.com or just the bare domain example.com in their browser’s address bar to access your site?Read More
How caching fails
A highly effective website cache is optimised to store and share every possible response that only contains information relevant to all users, whilst ensuring that responses containing user-specific data are only ever served to the correct user.Read More
Integrating Magento with section.io's CDN for Performance Metrics
Magento loves Varnish Cache, and Magento 2 especially loves Varnish Cache.Read More
Reverse Proxies for Agile Development Vs Waterfall
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