Token Authentication URL Signing
12 Nov 2018
Token authentication and URL signing are technologies which help you secure your CDN content. Using these authentication solutions, you can ensure only legitimate users or services are authorized to access and download the content you have placed on your CDN. Typically, web asset administrators use this type of solution to prevent the hotlinking of material, in which a third-party site or service uses your web assets without permission. This unauthorized access can result in your CDN costs increasing or [...]
CDN SEO
29 Oct 2018
Any internet-reliant business strives to achieve good SERP rankings. While Google is constantly making tweaks and changes to its algorithm and improves the effectiveness of ads, nothing gets close to being as effective as organic traffic. CDN SEO is what you need in this case. While the main ranking factors – compelling, top-notch quality content, link-building and social media coverage – remain unchanged, page loading speed is becoming increasingly important as time goes by. In 2010, Google started to pay a [...]
CDN storage
22 Oct 2018
CDN Storage is an essential element of the service a Content Delivery Network (CDN) utilizes to improve the performance, scalability, and availability of your website. CDNs are able to provide these benefits by caching your website’s static content on servers across the world ensuring the shortest delivery route to your global users. There are two distinct methods CDNs utilize to perform this caching service, push publishing and pull publishing. Push CDN publishing involves the consistent copying of your static files [...]
CDN SSL
15 Oct 2018
If you're using CDN services, you should consider enabling CDN SSL support, especially if you're selling goods or services. In the modern world, the internet has long become a part of our everyday lives. All operations, both personal and business, including buying goods and services and paying monthly bills, are now readily available online. This fact allows anybody to take advantage of the technology’s convenience. However, convenience doesn’t come without risk. (more…)
CDN SEO
08 Oct 2018
Cache-Control Headers are utilized by Content Delivery Network (CDN) services to provide the caching platform needed for content optimization and accelerated distribution. The caching used by CDNs adheres to similar technology principles which your web browser deploys to make sites load faster on your local device. Just as your browser keeps local data cached on your hard drive for quick access, so do CDNs keep cached data on their nodes ensuring visitors to your site experience faster load times. [...]
cdn anycast cdn unicast
01 Oct 2018
CDN DNS routing is what makes the performance optimization offered by Content Delivery Networks possible. It gives CDNs the ability to dynamically route traffic to their nodes across the world enabling them to improve the user experience of website visitors with faster site load times. DNS Unicast or Anycast are two possible routing solutions which CDNs utilize to accomplish this. However, what is the difference between the two and which one provides the better solution? Sites using CDNs configured with [...]
Compare CDN
17 Sep 2018
With over 50 CDN providers on the market and each of them offering various terms and conditions regarding pricing, servicing, functionality and reliability, comparing all those vendors and finding the one that fits your needs perfectly can be a daunting and time-consuming task, especially if you’re new to the field. (more…)
Token Authentication URL Signing
12 Sep 2018
The Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a streaming technology created for high-performance live transmission of audio and video media files over the Internet. Developed by Macromedia in 2002, which was subsequently acquired by Adobe, RTMP was created to enable the transfer of multimedia files utilizing Adobe’s Flash-based platform. However, as support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) gains traction, many Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers no longer offer direct support for RTMP streaming which may impact producers who require low [...]
CDN API
06 Sep 2018
As much as content delivery networks are essential for running a successful business by ensuring 100% website uptime, fast page loading speed and satisfying user experience, they also need to fit your case in terms of value and usability. While many industry-leading vendors offer flexible pricing plans and charge clients on a pay-as-you-go model, there are instances where users simply aren’t able to define just how much GBs and/or data centers – PoPs – they need to pay for. [...]
HLS CDN
03 Sep 2018
Developed by Apple in 2009, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) allows content producers to send live and on-demand audio and video using standard HTTP, the protocol which powers the web. The Internet we know and use, with every website capable of playing video, images, and music, was not always as interactive as it is today. When the first web page came online in the mid-1990’s text was the order of the day. The rich media experience we have come to [...]