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Block Referrer - Blacklist Unauthorized Requests

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

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

Push Zone Supports Image Processing

Push Zones are now seamlessly supporting Image Processing! This allows global image hosting without having the images hosted on another origin server. The complete feature set of Image Processing is now also available for Push Zones. It only takes a few steps to upload and transform images. Our edge servers are directly linked to our global storage cluster, which ensures faster loading times of images. This is ideal for delivering images of any size with low latency regardless of where the user is located.

February 13, 2020 Read more

New Dashboard Launched

We've developed an all-new dashboard that comes with a new look! You'll benefit from better usability and many small improvements. The new dashboard offers excellent performance and better workflows. This will allow you to manage your Zones more efficiently. With the new dashboard, we can ensure improved responsiveness for tablets and mobile phones. Our Image Processing service now better integrates into the new dashboard and is easier to use. New features in the dashboard The newly developed dashboard comes with lots of features:

January 16, 2020 Read more

Canonicalization Explained

Canonicalization can be defined as, "A process for converting data that has more than one possible representation into one standard and approved format." What that means is that every resource on a given website should have a single URL (Uniform Resource Locator) rather than multiple URLs hosting identical content. When websites have more than one URL, they rank lower in search engines and their content may not be as accessible or as popular as it otherwise could be.

December 12, 2019 Read more

Image Processing Supports Focal Point Crop

We've extended our Image Processing service with a new focal point crop feature! It adds to our exisiting crop operation by allowing an image crop and an optional zoom at certain coordinates of the image. The coordinates can be absolute or relative to the image dimensions. An extra debug parameter displays the coordinates on the image in order to find the right position for the crop. Any image processing operation can be used in combination with focal point crop.

December 5, 2019 Read more

Image Processing Supports Watermark

We've extended our Image Processing service with a new watermark feature! This new operation allows an image to be placed on top of another image. It seamlessly integrates into our existing service. The image overlay process consists of two parts, the base image and the overlay image. The base image can still be transformed and optimized with any image processing parameter. Once the base image has been modified, the overlay image is added on top.

November 7, 2019 Read more

Image CDN - Speed up the Delivery of Your Most Important Asset

Images are an integral part of the web today and are used in all sorts of different ways. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that is probably true, as long as they don't slow down your website to the point where you are losing visitors. When it comes to optimizing your website, images are generally the most important asset you should spend time on figuring out how to reduce in size and deliver in a more efficient way.

July 11, 2019 Read more

KeyCDN Launches WebP Caching

WebP has become a popular image format. Therefore, we've developed a solution to even better integrate WebP into our service. We're happy to announce that WebP caching has landed! The new feature integrates into the existing CDN and is available to all customers. We offer both a one click solution with no change required on your origin server as well as an approach where you can deliver the WebP assets from your origin server.

June 6, 2019 Read more

KeyCDN Launches Image Processing

We're thrilled to announce that we've added the Image Processing feature! This new feature is available to all customers, is fully integrated into our existing network, and allows comprehensive on the fly image transformation and optimization. Images can now be altered in real time with simple query parameters and will then be delivered by our CDN. It's no longer necessary to store several variations of the same image on your server.

May 14, 2019 Read more
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