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Stewart McGrath | September 22, 2016 | Performance, Security, CDNs 101

We’re pleased the introduce the Community Forum, where users and those looking for information about Content Delivery Networks, Varnish Cache, and general website performance and security enhancements can post and answer questions. Anyone can read questions by others on the Community Forum, and to ask your own questions sign up for a free account.

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Cache Fundamentals Part 2 - What Content to Cache and Why

Roxana Elliott | September 16, 2016 | CDNs 101, Caching, Varnish Cache

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.

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What is a Reverse Proxy?

Melissa Kilbourne | September 12, 2016 | CDNs 101, Caching

When I first started to tell people about my new job with, 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.

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Cache Fundamentals- What is Cached Data

Roxana Elliott | September 01, 2016 | CDNs 101, Caching, Performance

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.

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Ensuring Your SSL Certificate is Setup on Magento

Stewart McGrath | August 30, 2016 | CDNs 101, Security, Magento

A Study of how Magento Websites use SSL for HTTPS Recently, studied a random sample of around 330 websites running on Magento Enterprise, the leading eCommerce solution for large businesses.

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Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Content Delivery Network

Pete Jordan | August 24, 2016 | CDNs 101, Agile

What is a Content Delivery Network? Currently, more than 50 percent of the Web’s traffic is being run through Content Delivery Networks. Most CDNs have similar basic features that provide improved website security, performance, and scalability, but some go about this in different ways than others, and some CDNs focus on one specific aspect of web optimization - for example, blocking bots and protecting against attacks. To help you negotiate the CDN landscape, here are five questions we think you should consider before investing in your next CDN.

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Content Delivery Network - What's in a Name

Stewart McGrath | August 17, 2016 | CDNs 101

Birth of the Term “CDN” Nearly 20 years ago, Akamai launched the first content delivery network. They rocked the web world by distributing reverse proxy servers globally into a number of Points of Presence (PoPs) to act as content caches and ran a layer of DNS over the top to select the closest PoP to the user.

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Speed Means Sales

Tommy Nguyen | August 11, 2016 | Caching, Performance, CDNs 101

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, I sought to investigate just how crucial and imperative optimal website performance is to the success of one’s company or organization.

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Top Five CDN Myths

Stewart McGrath | August 10, 2016 | CDNs 101, Common mistakes, Caching

Here are my top five CDN myths (for today) and a quick discussion of why they are not exactly true.

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Why All Marketers Should Love CDNs

Danny Randa | August 08, 2016 | Culture, CDNs 101

Today marks my first day as a member of the team and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into the world of CDNs, reverse proxies, varnish cache, and web application firewalls. I will also fully admit that almost all of these words were completely foreign to me before I discovered a few weeks ago.

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Creating the Content Behind a Content Delivery Network

Roxana Elliott | August 01, 2016 | Culture, CDNs 101

Greetings! Today I joined the team at, a new type of content delivery network aimed at helping developers and marketers increase the speed and security of their websites. I’ll be working on the content surrounding the product to make sure that anyone who is interested in CDNs is able to easily understand what they are, how they work, and why web performance will improve when you utilize one.

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A simple guide to supercharging your site with

Jackson Roberts | July 05, 2016 | CDNs 101

If you operate a website, a massive wave of traffic can be a very appealing idea. However, such a wave can also knock your site offline, or leave it crawling at slow speeds.

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Announcing free hosted DNS

Melissa Kilbourne | June 22, 2016 | CDNs 101, Security, Performance

We have recently released two new features that make it easier to utilize’s CDN for your website. There are two requirements to start serving traffic over

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Turning Off 100,000+ CDN POPs

Matthew Johnson | May 30, 2016 | Performance, CDNs 101, Caching

What does it look like to turn off 100,000+ CDN PoPs?

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Can CDNs remain relevant in an Agile Development world?

Stewart McGrath | May 03, 2016 | CDNs 101, Agile

83% of businesses have or are implementing agile development methodologies. The race here is run and agile is the answer.

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