Insights and advice for improving web performance.

KeyCDN Launches New POP in Atlanta

KeyCDN Launches New POP in Atlanta

We're happy to announce that one more point of presence (POP) is in production in the US. Atlanta is the 8th KeyCDN location in the United States and it won't be the last. It will further improve latency and throughput in several states. Atlanta POP now serving Southeastern States After launching a POP last week in Paris, this Atlanta POP is already the second location that we've launched this year. So far, traffic from Southeastern States was routed to either Dallas or Miami based on various routing criteria.

January 12, 2015 Read more
CDN Analytics: The Next Level of Reporting

CDN Analytics: The Next Level of Reporting

We are excited to announce that our next generation analytics platform is fully in production now. Many new statistics are available in the dashboard. Such as Usage and Analytics. The new CDN analytics give you more insights on your traffic pattern. CDN analytics The analytics section under the reporting tab of the KeyCDN dashboard provides detailed information regarding HTTP and cache statuses. You can even drill down into a single Zone or select a date range to display a greater timeline of data.

January 8, 2015 Read more

KeyCDN - The WordPress CDN for Everyone

In order to ensure best user experience and optimal WordPress SEO, a CDN plays a key role in delivering content fast and reliable. KeyCDN works seamlessly with all common WordPress CDN plugins and makes sure your site is super fast. It's is the WordPress CDN of your choice. WordPress (WP) has been one of the most successful content management systems (CMS) out there, and now powers over 25% of the internet.

November 24, 2014 Read more

Live Streaming: RTMP and HLS

KeyCDN supports HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) based on a normal Pull Zone. This article describes shortly each protocol and elaborates the high level concept implemented by KeyCDN how live streaming can be done. Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) RTMP is used to stream audio, video or data and is originally a proprietary protocol introduced by Macromedia (owned by Adobe). The protocol is TCP-based and offers therefore persistent connections. In short, RTMP encapsulates MP3/AAC audio and MP4/FLV video multimedia streams.

November 10, 2014 Read more

Cache Hit Ratio (CHR)

The cache hit ratio (CHR) gives precise information about the amount of files served from the CDN without any requests to the origin server. In this post we will highlight what has an impact on CHR and what can be done to improve it. The cache hit ratio will only apply for Pull Zones. The CHR is measured among all files served from a Pull Zone regardless of the file size or file type.

November 2, 2014 Read more

CDN OCSP Stapling

HTTPS is ubiquitous these days and plays a crucial role in making the web safer and more private. We encourage our customers to use HTTPS whenever possible (check out our feature "Force SSL"). Now that everyone is using HTTPS, we don't want to scarify any performance for a safer connection. We at KeyCDN are passionate about offering best performance not only for HTTP but also for HTTPS. Our mission is to make the web faster and more secure.

September 2, 2014 Read more

Best SEO for Your CDN

Search engine crawlers (also known as bots or spiders) scan your website whether you like it or not. They scan pretty much everything that's available, which is normally a good thing. Why is SEO with CDNs so important? As you start using a CDN, your content can appear from different domains. Nothing wrong about that as long as the search engines have clarity about your content. If the content is not clearly declared, they will penalize you for duplicate content.

August 5, 2014 Read more

Using CORS with a CDN

CORS stands for Cross-Origin Resource Sharing and is an essential component when files (e.g. fonts or JavaScript) are loaded from another domain (e.g. a CDN) other than the website. In this article we show you how to use CORS with CDN. Especially Firefox (FF) and InternetExplorer (IE) are causing problems when CORS is not handled correctly. FF and IE are considering requests to CDNs as "cross-domain" requests and won't load them unless it is explicitly stated in the HTTP header.

July 10, 2014 Read more

CDN SSL: 4 Simple Steps to Integrate Your SSL Certificate

KeyCDN offers custom HTTPS CDN SSL integration for free. A Custom SSL is also known as Private SSL. This article is about how to get and deploy an SSL certificate (cert) for your own domain. If you already have an SSL certificate, you can use it and don't need to order a new one. CDN Custom SSL is only needed if you want to use your CNAME in combination with HTTPS.

June 22, 2014 Read more

CDN Performance - Measure with WebPageTest

Customers sometimes ask us how to measure the performance improvement after migrating to KeyCDN. This post is about how to easily and conveniently measure the performance of a website. CDN performance measured by WebPageTest The best known website for website performance testing is WebPageTest. It offers performance tests from many locations worldwide with different browsers to choose. Once you have migrated to KeyCDN, WebPageTest will automatically recognize the CDN and display it accordingly.

June 19, 2014 Read more
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