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JPG to WebP - Comparing Compression Sizes

We are always exploring different ways to improve content delivery performance and speed. Using Google's WebP image format, and serving them to supported browsers, can be a clever way to instantly see faster download speeds. Not to mention, they will…

SQLite vs MySQL - Comparing 2 Popular Databases

When it comes to databases, there are a variety of options to choose from. Take this list of 8 popular databases for example. Each one has its own set of pros and cons and it is based on your requirements and preferences that will determine which one…

An Easy Primer on TTL (Time to Live)

What is TTL? TTL, otherwise known as time to live, is a commonly used setting for defining how long a DNS record should remain in a DNS resolver's cache. Using TTL helps improve website speed since if the DNS lookup is already cached locally, it can…

CentOS vs Ubuntu - Which One Wins?

When it comes to choosing a Linux distribution (aka. distro), there is a multitude of options available. This can make it cumbersome when trying to make a decision on which one to use. However, two tried and true options customers tend to choose…

User Agent String

What is a user agent string? A user agent is a piece of software that acts on behalf of a user, such as a web browser. A user agent string however is sent as an HTTP request header by the browser and identifies which operating system is being used…

Using and Understanding CAA Records

What is CAA? CAA stands for Certificate Authority Authorization, which is a type of DNS record website owners can use to define which certificate authorities (CAs) are permitted to issue certificates containing their domain name. These records are…

What Is CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing)?

CIDR, which stands for Classless Inter-Domain Routing, is an IP addressing scheme that improves the allocation of IP addresses. It replaces the old system based on classes A, B, and C. This scheme also helped greatly extend the life of IPv4 as well…

parseInt() - Explained with Examples

There are many functions one can use in JavaScript. In this post, we'll be covering the parseInt() function. The goal of this post is to explain what parseInt() does, how to use it, and provide a few examples of how it works. What is parseInt()?…

What Is a Firewall - An Easy Overview

What is a firewall? A firewall can be either a piece of software or hardware that helps control incoming and outgoing traffic by keeping unwanted traffic out. By defining a set of rules, the firewall is able to determine what traffic should be…

What Is Edge Side Includes (ESI)?

What is ESI? Edge Side Includes, or ESI for short, is a small XML-based markup language that allows for dynamic web content assembly. According to the W3 ESI documentation, ESI is designed to improve perceived performance, reduce processing overhead…

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