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KeyCDN Launches New POPs in 2021

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

Best Free DNS Hosting Providers

If you are in the process of building or expanding your website, choosing a high-quality DNS host is like getting a new best friend! You get increased reliability, speed, security, and redundancy. There is nothing worse for visitors than when your website is down. However, with the rise of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks where a web service is overwhelmed with so many requests that it collapses under the load, this danger is ever-present!

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

WordPress Cache Enabler Plugin Updates

In October 2015 KeyCDN released a free WordPress caching plugin called Cache Enabler. We did this because we wanted to give back to the WordPress community in the offering of a caching solution that was not complicated and most importantly, free. This plugin was initially released as a lightweight caching plugin that was able to speed up WordPress websites by generating static HTML files that could then be minified and even converted for WebP support.

November 19, 2020 Read more

Image Processing Insights

Optimization and delivery of images play a key role in web development. KeyCDN has significantly simplified the way images are transformed and delivered with our Image Processing service. Our solution doesn't require any change on the origin server. Today, there's no more reason for not using the next-generation image format WebP and optimizing images all the way through. It improves the user experience, results in less bandwidth usage, and makes your website faster.

September 3, 2020 Read more

Web Standards

Web standards are best defined as guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium W3C to promote consistency in design code which makes up a web page. These standards, while not enforceable by law, have a great deal of benefit to both web developers and web surfers alike. Maybe the best phrase to describe web standards is a set of standardized "best practices" for building websites. While the following list is not exhaustive, these best practices consist primarily of the following three things:

July 2, 2020 Read more

Popular Vim Commands - Comprehensive Vim Cheat Sheet

Vim was made available in 1991 and is a free, open source software. Available both as a command line interface and as a standalone program with a GUI, Vim is a text editor that is a modal version of the vi editor created for Unix in the 1970s; Vim stands for vi improved. While it was designed with Unix in mind, versions of it are available for most operating systems and Vim is also available for Android and iOS smartphones.

June 25, 2020 Read more

Block Referrer - Blacklist Unauthorized Requests

The feature Block Referrer is now available! This allows the blacklisting of domains that are hotlinking content. Previously, only referrer whitelisting was available, which required all necessary domains related to the Zone to be added. This new feature can be enabled in just a few clicks and can result in significant costs savings if the content is hotlinked on other websites. An unauthorized request will result in an HTTP 403 error and the asset will not be delivered.

June 18, 2020 Read more

Push Zone Supports WebP and Brotli

The feature WebP caching and Brotli compression is now also available for Push Zones! WebP caching is automatically active once Image Processing is enabled and will transform images to WebP if the client supports the format. Image hosting in combination with WebP has never been easier. Brotli compression is now also enabled for all Push Zones by default which results in great performance improvements. The feature allows to upload assets with custom compression.

May 6, 2020 Read more

JavaScript Libraries

JavaScript is an integral part of any web application and its importance continues to grow. With the expanded demands, an easier means to interface with JavaScript in web development became increasingly important. Web developers could, if they wanted to waste a lot of time, continue to write their own code for everything they needed. On the other hand, a good programmer knows when to use a code that has already been written by someone else but works for their current need.

April 16, 2020 Read more
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