Author Archives: Kim

01 Mar 2018
For years, the basic way to host and share media files was with a standard web server. You uploaded the files to the server, then users downloaded these files, either viewing them online or saving them to their computers. Today, though, there’s a new way of sharing media files: a Content Delivery Network or CDN. First, let’s look at how one of these servers actually works. Instead of storing your media on a single server, CDN storage actually makes [...]
20 Feb 2018
No one wants their visitors to suffer from slow page loading. One of the most valuable tools for page speed optimization is Google PageSpeed Insights. If you’re serious about having a successful website that out-performs your competitors, you should be aiming for a PageSpeed score of 100, or as close to this as possible. Attaining a perfect 100/100 PageSpeed score is a trial-and-error process that varies for each website. In any case, there are a number of steps that [...]
26 Jan 2018
In today’s competitive world, speed matters. Research shows you have just seconds to connect with your audience before they grow impatient and look elsewhere. Improving your Wordpress page speed, even by fractions of a second, can lead to more conversions, greater revenue and a higher search engine ranking. The good news is, there are resources available to help you increase page speed. The most common methods include utilizing plugins, improving server response time and using CDNs (content delivery networks). There are [...]
19 Jan 2018
When using technologies like caching and multi-node distribution, a content delivery network (CDN) can significantly reduce a website's load time. Rather than serving data from a single static server, it serves data from a network of servers to reduce congestion and improve performance. With data stored on multiple servers, though, you might be wondering about CDN security. CDNs work by caching online content -- websites or apps -- on multiple servers and prioritizing its delivery based on the client's geographic [...]
21 Dec 2017
Mobile app developers know the importance of delivering files to clients in a fast, efficient manner. If an app takes too long to download, users may stop and choose a competitor's app. There are ways for developers to achieve faster download speeds, however, including the use of a mobile content delivery network (CDN). Also known as a mobile content delivery network, a mobile CDN consists of multiple servers that are optimized for fast, high-performance data delivery to mobile users. The [...]
12 Dec 2017
The Monday after Thanksgiving consistently ranks as one of the busiest online shopping days in the United States. Dubbed ‘Cyber Monday’, millions of consumers take to the internet to buy holiday gifts. According to a report by Adobe, 2017 was a record-setting year for Cyber Monday, with online retailers selling more than $6.59 billion worth of goods. That number could be even higher, however, if online retailers optimized their sites for faster load times. Site speed plays an important role [...]
28 Nov 2017
Net neutrality is the principle that all web traffic is treated equally. The current debate around the issue is focused on keeping major internet service providers (ISPs) from becoming content gatekeepers by favoring their own services while throttling the traffic of others. While content providers such as Google, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon appear to be on the side of the consumer, they already favor their content through the use of content delivery networks (CDNs). This complicates the net neutrality [...]
16 Nov 2017
The video game industry is booming and there are no signs of it slowing down. Last year, the global gaming market reached about $99.6 billion, an 8.5% increase in revenue from the year before (Marketplace). North America accounted for 25% of that revenue, but the other 75% was made up of the Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions (Marketplace). This means that people are gaming all over the world, and the best way to get [...]
31 Oct 2017
If you are looking to speed up your website, a content delivery network is a great solution. But which CDN should you use? There are several options on the market, but in order to make the best decision, you should consider several criteria: Functionality, Pricing, Performance, and Support. Functionality: This essentially means “what can the CDN do for you?” You should decide ahead of time which features are the most important to you so you can ensure the CDN you select [...]
27 Sep 2017
Did you know, that a 1 second delay in page load time can cause conversions to drop by 7% (Kissmetrics)? The steady increase in technological innovation has caused people to become more impatient than ever. Whether we are shopping from a desktop or a mobile device, we no longer expect to have to wait for a page to load. In fact, data from a recent Google study shows that 53% of people on mobile devices will leave a page if [...]