Insights and advice for improving web performance.

A Slow Website - Time to First Byte (TTFB)

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

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

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
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