Category Archives: CDN how-tos

23 Apr 2018
When the internet was fairly new, users learned that all website URLs started with http:// followed by the website address. Today, browsers automatically add this part of the URL, so there’s no need to type it. Because of that, some people don’t even realize that many URLs now start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. What’s the difference, and does it matter? In many cases, it’s actually very important that the website URL shows HTTPS. Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is [...]
16 Apr 2018
HTML has been the standard coding language for web pages for decades now. As the internet evolved, HTML has changed, too. Today, the coding language is now on its fifth version. HTML5 may have some things in common with the initial version of HTML, but it’s also very different in a number of ways. HTML, which is short for Hyper Text Markup Language, isn’t actually a programming language like C# or Java. Instead, it’s a markup language. It organizes and [...]
26 Mar 2018
Websites have been making use of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript or JS for years. Unfortunately, the more of this code you add to your website, the slower that a website can be. That’s why programmers and web designers need to practice minification. This programming model involves analyzing the text of a website in order to reduce each page’s file size. The smaller the file is, the faster it will load for the user. How Does It Work? When a web developer [...]
22 Mar 2018
How quickly a website loads can have a major impact on how successful that site is. Studies have shown that users don’t want to wait for a slow page to load, even when it’s a site they want to visit. If it takes more than a few seconds, they’re likely to close the page and go to another. For ecommerce sites, that results in lost sales. What can companies do to prevent this? The first step in fixing slow [...]
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 [...]