Blog/CDN

Insights and advice for improving web performance.

KeyCDN Launches IPv6 Support

KeyCDN Launches IPv6 Support

As the amount of devices connecting online continues to grow, so does our need for IP addresses. That's why the Internet is currently in a transition period of migrating from IPv4 to the newest version of the Internet Protocol: IPv6. Today, we're excited to announce that KeyCDN now fully supports IPv6! This new version of the Internet protocol has been automatically added to all Zones. What is IPv6? IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) is the latest internet protocol designed to replace IPv4 due to the network shortage of addresses.

November 22, 2018 Read more
Using a Secure CDN to Accelerate Your Content

Using a Secure CDN to Accelerate Your Content

Security is very important to us here at KeyCDN which is why we have various security features to help not only protect your content but also prevent unauthorized access to your CDN account. In this post we'll go over what makes KeyCDN a secure CDN and which features we provide to increase the security of your content and account. The importance of security According to a survey conducted by TeleSign, 40% of users said they had a security incident in the last year, meaning they had an account hacked, password stolen, or were given a notice that their personal information had been compromised.

November 8, 2018 Read more

KeyCDN Launches HTTP/2 Push Support

The ability to push assets to a browser before it even knows that it needs them was one of the abilities that HTTP/2 introduced. This is known as HTTP/2 Server Push, which can be quite useful in minimizing the number of round trips, and thus overall wait time, incurred by a visitor. Today, we're excited to announce that KeyCDN now supports HTTP/2 Push. This will allow users to configure their origin server in a way that defines which assets should be pushed along with the initial HTML document.

April 5, 2018 Read more

The Importance of Using a CDN for Gaming

Anyone who has ever worked on an online game knows how challenging it is to consistently deliver content and patches to players across the globe. Whether it's a simple puzzle app or an MMORPG, games tend to require a lot of resources and maintenance. While technologies like 4K and ultra HD are facilitating exciting innovations in gaming, download sizes keep increasing exponentially, which has created many new challenges on the backend.

February 1, 2018 Read more

Why Use a CDN? Here Are 10 Data-Driven Reasons

Perhaps not to anyone's surprise, but here at KeyCDN, one of the most frequently asked questions we get from visitors is "Why Use a CDN?" A CDN has a lot of other advantages besides simply speeding up your content delivery. Today we want to dive more in-depth into answering that question and share with you 10 data-driven reasons why you should be using a content delivery network (CDN) if you aren't already and how it can help your website stay ahead of the competition.

September 15, 2016 Read more

The Lowdown on CDN Dynamic Content

Typically when hear or read about a content delivery network, they are always talking about how your static assets (such as JavaScript, CSS, images) are being delivered from the CDN edge server's cache. This is definitely a typical use case for a CDN. A common misconception though is that CDNs can't handle caching dynamic content, which is not always the case. The term "dynamic" though might be a little different than what you think.

August 4, 2016 Read more

Mobile CDN - Speeding up Content Delivery on All Devices

When it comes to web performance, people are always discussing different optimizations in which you can speed up your website. One aspect unfortunately though that is quite frequently overlooked is how mobile devices come into this equation. In today's post we want to show you why it is important to utilize, what we call a mobile CDN, and how it can help ensure fast load times across all devices, whether they be desktops, laptops, or mobile phones.

July 28, 2016 Read more

How to Migrate Google Fonts CDN to Your Own CDN

There are a lot of different options today when it comes to serving up web fonts on your website or application. You can use a system font, host fonts locally, or use third parties like Google or Typekit. Today we want to share with you the fourth option you have, which is to host Google Fonts on your own CDN. Below we will discuss some of the reasons why this is beneficial and also how to migrate away from Google Fonts CDN and take advantage of your content delivery network.

May 26, 2016 Read more

Free CDNs - Utilizing Open Source In Your Projects

The team here at KeyCDN loves open source. We use a lot of open source software in our own projects and we also believe it is important to give back to the community to help make the web a better, faster, and more secure place. While there are a number of fantastic premium CDN solutions you can choose from there are also a lot of great free CDNs (open source) you can utilize to help decrease the costs on your next project.

April 20, 2016 Read more

Fastest CDN - Checklist to Find the Best CDN Solution

A lot of people are always looking for the fastest CDN (content delivery network), after all, that is a big part of what a good content delivery solution is all about. However the fastest CDN might not always be the best solution for your business or website. There are a lot of different factors you should consider when shopping for a content delivery solution, speed is definitely one of them, but you also should be looking at a CDN provider's latency, support, pricing, features, and even security.

April 7, 2016 Read more
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