section.io Introduces Community Forum
We’re pleased the introduce the section.io Community Forum, where section.io 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 section.io account.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
Ensuring Your SSL Certificate is Setup on Magento
A Study of how Magento Websites use SSL for HTTPS Recently, section.io studied a random sample of around 330 websites running on Magento Enterprise, the leading eCommerce solution for large businesses.Read More
Five Questions to Ask Before Buying a Content Delivery Network
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.Read More
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.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
Why All Marketers Should Love CDNs
Today marks my first day as a member of the section.io 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 section.io a few weeks ago.Read More
Creating the Content Behind a Content Delivery Network
Greetings! Today I joined the team at section.io, 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 section.io 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.Read More
A simple guide to supercharging your site with section.io
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.Read More
Can CDNs remain relevant in an Agile Development world?
83% of businesses have or are implementing agile development methodologies. The race here is run and agile is the answer.Read More
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