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KeyCDN Launches New POPs in Latin America

KeyCDN Launches New POPs in Latin America

We are excited about the newly established points of presence (POPs) in Latin America! So far, we could cover Latin America through Mexico City, Santiago, and São Paulo. Now Buenos Aires and Bogotá have been added. KeyCDN is always looking for ways to minimize latency and accelerate the delivery of assets worldwide. The proximity to Latin American users now enables even more reliable and faster connections within Latin America and outside the region to anywhere else in the world.

November 29, 2022 Read more
API Security: The Complete Guide

API Security: The Complete Guide

If your software applications can interact with each other smoothly and flawlessly, nobody but API or Application Programming Security is to be thanked. It is a foundational part of our modern software patterns, which include software patterns like microservices architectures. As the APIs are commonly used nowadays, and as they make sensitive data and software functions accessible, the attackers look at them as their main target. Looking at the importance of the APIs, one must ensure that they are well protected from any threat or attacks, and the process that helps achieve these security norms is called API security.

October 4, 2022 Read more

Web Crawlers - Top 10 Most Popular

When it comes to the world wide web, there are both bad bots and good bots. You definitely want to avoid bad bots as these consume your CDN bandwidth, take up server resources, and steal your content. On the other hand, good bots (also known as web crawlers) should be handled with care as they are a vital part of getting your content to index with search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

August 19, 2022 Read more

The KeyCDN Guide To Website Migration

Website migration refers to the process of moving your website from one hosting provider to another. It can be a challenging process with lots of potentials for things to go wrong, but it doesn't have to be. This article will go over the steps you need to take to migrate your website with minimal fuss or downtime. First, let's talk about why you might want to do such a thing:

June 2, 2022 Read more

Single-Page Applications: A Comprehensive Guide

Single-page applications (SPAs) are a hot topic in the web development world. They're touted as the future of rich web experiences, and many developers have been quick to jump on board. However, if you're not careful, they can quickly become challenging to maintain - and even more importantly, it can be hard for users without JavaScript enabled to use your site. This blog post will discuss what single-page applications are and why they've become so popular, how SPAs work, their advantages and disadvantages, and finally, some guidelines about how best to create them.

May 5, 2022 Read more

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

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
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