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WordPress Optimization in 5 Easy Steps

WordPress Optimization in 5 Easy Steps

If you've noticed problems on the horizon as your WordPress site has grown, you're experiencing problems related to popularity! We congratulate you on drawing and retaining visitors, but that popularity may be short-lived if any or all of the following apply to your site: Shamefully slow loading times that would frustrate the average user Errors getting thrown left and right by WordPress A cluttered Dashboard that you try to avoid looking at whenever possible No meaningful WordPress site optimization has been performed (yet) If any of these apply to you, all hope is not lost!

April 20, 2022 Read more
Finding the Best Royalty-Free Images for Your Website

Finding the Best Royalty-Free Images for Your Website

If you are a freelancer, online business owner, or blogger, one of the most challenging things about running your blog, website, or other forms of content delivery is finding the right pictures and making sure they are free to use. Since high-quality images are the best way to optimize your conversion rates, you want eye-catching images, and that will boost engagement, but they have to be affordable and legal as well.

April 11, 2022 Read more

KeyCDN Launches Country Based Caching

KeyCDN supports now country code based caching of your assets. Our edge servers derive the two-letter country code from the client IP address, that code is used for the cache key and forwarded to the origin server. Each time the client comes from a different country creates a dedicated cache entry. Why is country based caching useful? This is especially useful if your website should provide different content for countries, such as legal disclaimers.

March 3, 2022 Read more

A Slow Website - Time to First Byte (TTFB)

There are many reasons why your website may be slow. Time to first byte (TTFB), respectively time to last byte (TTLB), for the initial HTML document is one explanation we want to focus on in this post. In most cases, we talk about how to optimize our frontend, such as minimizing CSS or compressing images. This is an essential aspect of having a fast loading website, but there are good reasons to optimize the backend.

February 25, 2022 Read more

KeyCDN Launches New POP in Mexico

Hola Mexico! We've launched our new point of presence (POP) in Mexico City. The POP is strategically located within the country and lowers latency overall. KeyCDN is always on the lookout for ways to minimize latency and accelerate asset delivery worldwide. With this new POP, our performance in Latin America has significantly improved and provides a better web experience. The POP is in production and enabled for all existing Zones.

November 4, 2021 Read more

KeyCDN Launches New POP in Denver

We're excited to announce that we've launched one more point of presence (POP) in North America. After launching 5 new POPs on 4 different continents earlier this year, our newest POP has been launched in Denver! It's part of our anycast network in the United States and will lower latency in Colorado and nearby states. The new POP is in production and has been automatically added to all existing Zones.

July 15, 2021 Read more

Signing Image Processing

Signing Image Processing requests is an efficient way to ensure that no unwanted image operation can be executed. Every request needs a valid token in order to be delivered. Secure Token and Image Processing is a powerful setup to transform and deliver images in a secure way. If watermark images are signed correctly, the original base image cannot be accessed anymore. Further, we've extended the existing Secure Token feature with the option to add an IP address.

April 7, 2021 Read more

KeyCDN Launches New POPs in 2021

We're excited about the newly launched points of presence (POPs) in 2021! So far, we've launched 4 new points of presence on 4 different continents and more will follow this year! Namely Dubai, Tel Aviv, Brisbane, and Athens have been added. It's our mission to continuously improve web performance and each POP contributes to it. The new POPs are in production and have been automatically added to all existing Zones.

March 10, 2021 Read more

Best Free DNS Hosting Providers

With the rise of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks using a high quality DNS hosting provider is very important to the redundancy of your website. There is nothing worse for visitors than your website being inaccessible. Check out these free DNS hosting providers you can use to implement a multiple DNS provider setups and get rid of that single point of failure. What is DNS? DNS, which stands for domain name system, is an Internet service that translates domains names into IP addresses.

February 4, 2021 Read more

Top Frontend Frameworks

Frontend frameworks let you hit the ground running when developing a new website. Due to their popularity, a wide array of frontend frameworks are available, and new ones emerge on a regular basis. Because there are so many to choose from, pinpointing the right frontend framework can be tricky. Like many developers, you may be drawn to wildly popular, tried-and-true options like Bootstrap and Foundation. Then again, a newer but less widely known framework may more effectively suit your needs, so it's worth it to get up to speed about today's most popular options.

January 14, 2021 Read more
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