Running High Traffic Websites – 8 Things to Consider

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When your website receives thousands of visitors every day, the underlying infrastructure must be able to support the traffic. High traffic means a large number of simultaneous requests from users expecting fast load times. Delays can cost your visitors, reduce revenue and undermine your reputation.

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Icon Library Resources – Top 16 Most Popular

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Icons are some of the most-used graphics in web and application design. They’re so commonplace, in fact, that most non-designers take them for granted. For designers, though, icons are more than just graphical afterthoughts. They’re guideposts that lead web visitors and app users through a complex set of interactions with their favorite sites and tools. Such icons might be flat in design terms, but they’re certainly not lifeless. They’re a crucial component of user experience, and designers must pick them with care.

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What Is the Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6?

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As a web developer or website owner it is always good to stay informed about how changing protocols, such as IPv4, IPv6, and even HTTP/2 affect us. IPv4 addresses are pretty much exhausted now which means the world is transitioning to IPv6. This enables the internet to continue to grow and ensure that as many devices as possible can connect to the internet. Today, we want to dive into the difference between IPv4 and IPV6, and also touch on the subject of what happened with IPv5.

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Top 10+ Log Analysis Tools – Making Data-Driven Decisions

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We live in a time where data is recorded and logged for just about everything. Whether it is for web server uptime, JavaScript errors, database queries, CDN traffic, Nginx errors, etc. You name it, and you can probably log it. In a previous post, we discussed the importance of integrating a log management service into your DevOps workflow. Having centralized logs can be great, but you also need to be able to analyze them efficiently. So today we want to cover the top 10+ log analysis tools which you can use to better parse your logs, run live tail searches, and query the specific log data you need.

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40+ Best Web Development Blogs of 2016

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In the world of web development, those who become experts usually do so by learning from their predecessors. Reading and following the right web development blogs makes it much easier to get a solid education. That’s why in this post, we’ve compiled a list of the top web development blogs that will help you find your footing and acquire essential skills in modern web dev.

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Latency Optimization – Tips for Optimal Performance

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Network and DNS latency play a huge part in determining just how fast your website or application loads. It will always be there to some extent as you can’t get past the laws of physics when it comes to delivering content. The further the content has to travel, the greater the latency. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to decrease it. In today’s post, we want to share with you a few latency optimization tips which will help ensure the fastest load times for your visitors.

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WordPress Performance – Breaking It Down by HTTP Requests

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WordPress can be a tricky beast as they say when it comes to web performance. Especially if you are comparing it against others running static sites. Because WordPress is based on PHP and most of the content is dynamically generated, it means you need to find other ways to optimize. In today’s post, we are going to dive into a fresh WordPress install and take it apart piece by piece, or rather by HTTP requests, to hopefully help you gain a better understanding of WordPress performance. WordPress can load a lot faster than what some people might lead you to believe!

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Top 10 Front-End Frameworks of 2016

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Front-end frameworks let you hit the ground running when developing a new website. Due to their popularity, a wide array of front-end frameworks are available, and new ones emerge on a regular basis.

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X-XSS-Protection – Preventing Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

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Implementing HTTP security headers are an important way to keep your site and your visitors safe from attacks and hackers. In a previous post, we dove into how the X-Frame-Options header and frame-ancestors directive can help combat clickjacking. In today’s post, we want to go more in-depth with the X-XSS-Protection header, as well as the newer CSP Reflected-XSS directive, and how they can help prevent cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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DDoS Protection – Why It is Needed Now More Than Ever

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In 2015 the internet saw the highest rate of DDoS attacks ever. Unfortunately, as the web rapidly evolves, so do the number of DDoS attacks and hackers with malicious intent. For a lot of larger companies, fending off new attacks has almost become a normal routine now has they have to constantly stay vigilant. Compared to a couple years ago, it is more important now than ever to have a DDoS protection plan in place before this happens. If your website goes down this gives new users a bad first impression and can affect a variety of other things including loss of revenue, customer loyalty, your overall reputation as a company, and even employee morale.

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