Insights and advice for improving web performance.

5 Ways to Improve Google Ranking in SERPs with a CDN

5 Ways to Improve Google Ranking in SERPs with a CDN

Everybody wants to rise higher in SERPs and the difference between first and second page rankings in Google can be night and day when it comes to traffic and generating more leads for your business. Web performance plays a crucial role in your strategy to improve Google rankings in SERPs. A content delivery network (CDN) can help you achieve those coveted first page rankings in five different ways; by taking advantage of the HTTPS ranking factor, decreasing your overall load times, "dwell time," bounce rate, and speeding up the indexing of your images.

February 18, 2016 Read more
Exploring the Ins and Outs of CDN Cache

Exploring the Ins and Outs of CDN Cache

One of the biggest benefits from using content delivery networks (CDNs) is that they cache your files on global CDN servers, also known as edge servers, to ensure fast delivery to your visitors. When your browser requests a file from the CDN, it retrieves it from the cached version on the edge server. If the file is found it is delivered immediately, otherwise the CDN will "pull" the file from your origin server, cache it, and then deliver it.

February 16, 2016 Read more

CDN Infographic - Why You Need a CDN Solution

There are many reasons why it is beneficial to implement a CDN solution. From performance benefits, SEO advantages, scalability, reliability, security, and more. We put together an infographic of the top 10 reasons why a CDN (content delivery network) can help you succeed on your next project! 10 Reasons why you need a CDN solution You can grab the embed code for the CDN Infographic above from Visually. 1. Traditional web hosts can't keep up Web Hosts will always have one disadvantage, and that is the distance to the user.

January 21, 2016 Read more

Website Latency with and Without a Content Delivery Network

When it comes serving up your content around the globe in a fast and efficient manner, website latency becomes very important. We will never be able to get past the fact that there is physical distance involved which causes round trip time delays. However, you can dramatically decrease the latency by implementing a content delivery network (CDN). 50% of your 1-second page load time budget on mobile is taken up by network latency overhead.

January 5, 2016 Read more

8 Advanced Content Delivery Network Features

Many people enable their content delivery network service and leave it at that. While you might be taking advantage of all the primary CDN benefits, there are additional advanced features you can implement to take your content delivery to the next level. Some of these features can help you harden security on your CDN, lower costs by preventing bandwidth theft, and decrease the load on your origin server. Advanced content delivery network features Below are just a few advanced content delivery network features you may not yet be using.

November 26, 2015 Read more

CDN Hosting vs Traditional Web Hosting

There was a time when traditional web hosting had lorded over everything else that happened over the World Wide Web. There were several hosting companies that housed basic as well as corporate websites, which were purely static and comprised of small files that could be viewed and downloaded by users on the internet. But, these days are long gone. Now, the internet has earned the reputation of being the central repository and delivery of personal, corporate and home multimedia content that has revolutionized education and entertainment.

November 11, 2015 Read more

6 Reasons to Outsource Software Distribution

A content delivery network (CDN) is a crucial component when it comes to software delivery. KeyCDN has been designed for any kind of software distribution. We offer an excellent solution for software delivery that has to be fast, reliable and scalable. Scale seamlessly KeyCDN lets you distribute large amounts of data in a very short time frame that cannot be delivered by your own server. There is no need to enable a POP explicitly for a certain region.

May 21, 2015 Read more

3 Simple Steps to Leverage CDN Caching

It is important to properly leverage the CDN caching mechanisms for best performance. This article provides you a best-practice guideline on how to set the Cache-Control header and how to handle cached assets. 1. Use the Cache-Control header In general we recommend to leave the default cache related settings of your Zone as they are, such as the Expire, Max Expire, and Ignore Cache Control settings. Setting Ignore Cache Control to disabled will enable the processing of Cache-Control response header fields from the origin server, such as Cache-Control and Expires.

May 11, 2015 Read more

HTTP/2 - What Does It Mean for a CDN?

KeyCDN announced the support of SPDY in 2014 which was a great improvement in terms of speed but the update of Google to drop SPDY introduces the start of the next big protocol change. This post gives some insight of the transition from SPDY to its successor HTTP/2. The technology of SPDY is certainly not a dead end. It is the core of HTTP/2 and eliminates limitations in the SPDY draft.

April 8, 2015 Read more

KeyCDN - The Next-Generation CDN

In this blog post we'd like to share our insights and thoughts about what makes KeyCDN a next-generation CDN. It's about a whole range of components that we think define a next-generation CDN. We are rapidly developing new features based on the feedback and requests we receive from our customers. KeyCDN is a next-generation CDN not just from a technical perspective, but also based on our business model, our culture, our drive to innovate and how we empower everyone to use a CDN.

March 27, 2015 Read more
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