Category Archives: Web Performance

CDN Cache-Control HTTP Headers
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]