Category Archives: Web Performance

CDN network
15 Apr 2019
Website speed optimization is vital. As the Internet has infiltrated every part of our daily lives, we have come to rely on apps and services to manage every aspect of the way we work and live. As an Internet experience, whether it be with a mobile device, laptop, or desktop, typically involves a request for information and a response from a service, speed and performance are vital. In today’s fast-paced world, we all demand an instantaneous response from websites, [...]
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
11 Mar 2019
AMP is an acronym for the Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) project. It is an open source initiative launched by Google and Twitter that increases the loading speed for web pages on mobile devices. At its core AMP is a stripped-down form of HTML, effectively making it a web page designed to be extremely lightweight and fast loading. It derives its speed advantage over regular web pages by limiting the number of tags allowed on an HTML page. It also [...]
CDN performance
25 Feb 2019
CDN performance is a vital metric. After all, the primary purpose of subscribing to a Content Delivery Network (CDN) service is to enhance the user experience of your site visitors. By improving the page load times of your website, you not only improve customer satisfaction but also gain a crucial advantage in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Although CDNs do offer other benefits such as load balancing and reduced bandwidth costs, speed and performance are the core services these platforms [...]
HTTP/3 Evolution
11 Feb 2019
HTTP/3 will be the next evolution in the protocol that changed the world. From humble beginnings in 1991 with the release of HTTP/0.9 to the current standard of HTTP/2, the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) has transformed both business and society forever. HTTP has seen very few version changes over the years. The release of HTTP/1.1 in 1999 remained the standard version for 16 years until HTTP/2 became the new convention in 2015. However, with the continually evolving demands of the web, the [...]
CDN performance
17 Dec 2018
CDN optimization is a vital task in ensuring you get the most out of your service. It also ensures your users enjoy the best possible experience driving more traffic to your site. Even though a Content Delivery Network (CDN) exists to improve the performance of your website, ensuring the CDN performs as it should is a shared responsibility. CDN providers are responsible for managing the caching servers, networks, load balancers, and other related infrastructure needed to deliver your content [...]
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. [...]
Website Speed
27 Aug 2018
Nowadays, any company’s website resembles the top performing sales rep, reputation sheet and primary revenue driver in every industry. Whether you’re a SaaS business or an e-commerce site, taking all the measures against website downtime is paramount. Each second of downtime can potentially impact your company severely, leading to lost sales opportunities, dissatisfied customers and a poor first impression, and eventually affect customer loyalty and overall reputation. (more…)
HTTP2 CDN
20 Aug 2018
HTTP/2 is an improved HTTP protocol which was created to overcome the issues inherent in HTTP1.1. By deploying sites on HTTP/2, website administrators can improve performance, enhance efficiency, and reduce deployment complexity. The Internet we know today is built on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Tim Berners Lee initiated the development of HTTP in 1989 while he was at CERN and with the creation of this protocol, the World Wide Web was born. Since its inception HTTP has enabled [...]
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 [...]