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Now Serving Sydney Australia

At MaxCDN we know that every millisecond counts. As being the fastest CDN in North America we're happy to announce that we've expanded our network with an additional point of presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia. This location will be available as an add-on called “More Locations” for $15 a month or $150 a year.  Currently […]

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Now Shipping: New and Improved Control Panel Features

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added new Control Panel and Edge Location Map features, and improved one of our Reports functions. One of our new features allows EdgeRules customers to manage traffic based on the location of your users. We’ve also introduced a new report for Zone Breakdowns (by platform) that’s available to all […]

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How we improved our API response time by 95%

MaxCDN has always used a Perl-based system for provisioning zones to various Points of Presence (POPs) throughout the cache network. The current system started to creak as our client base grew: the provisioning happened on a single thread, and blocked on I/O operations. Creating a new node is primarily I/O bound (as data and settings […]

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MaxCDN acquires ProCSSor.com for MaxCDN Tools

I'm pleased to announce that we've acquired and integrated ProCSSor.com. ProCSSor is a highly respected CSS prettifier that has hundreds of thousands of Web Developers with their projects since 2010.  It is well known tool with references in media (.net Magazine, CSSTricks, StackOverFlow, TheNextWeb). We worked with the original developer to make the transition smooth […]

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Purge your MaxCDN Cache with GitHub Services

MaxCDN has recently added a GitHub Service allowing for automatic cache purging on code updates. Here’s a brief overview of how to setup this service. Before You Start Before getting started you’ll need the following information at hand. Your “Company Alias”, “Consumer Key” and “Consumer Secret”, obtained from your MaxCDN Account API Page. Your “Zone […]

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Now Serving: SPDY 3.1

We are happy to announce today that MaxCDN is rolling out official SPDY support to all of our customers. It is disabled by default and all you have to do is enable it in your Pull Zone settings in our Control Panel.  If you are using the API you can also enable SPDY on your Pull Zone(s) […]

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May 22nd Meetups

San Diego Web Performance Group, Open Source CDNs - May 22, 2014 Justin Dorfman, MaxCDN’s director of developer relations, will discuss free public CDNs hosting open source software. A contributor to many FOSS projects (Commando, Font Awesome, Grunt, Ionic, jQuery Foundation, Nginx, odb.io and OSSCDN) and the creator of Bootstrap CDN, Dorfman will discuss how […]

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Test Your Certificates Globally with our All-New SSL Checker

Today MaxCDN Tools adds a great new feature — our SSL Checker. It can be used to check your SSL installation and much more. In addition to validity, expiration and other information you expect, we’ve also included other features such as validating the certificate chain against a trust store, the full list of domains a […]

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Throttle the FCC and fight for Net Neutrality

At MaxCDN we are strong supporters of Net Neutrality.  On Thursday May 15th 2014 the FCC is planning to vote for a proposal that will potentially end Net Neutrality. We believe the Internet should be open and that a closed Internet will restrict access to necessary web standards, degrade web based services, reduce fair competition […]

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Product Updates

We have been hard at work improving and fine tuning our CP.  I would like the share the following updates with you: Manage Zones with Ease Manage your zones directly from the Dashboard. The new Manage button offers quick access to: Settings Purge All Cache Manage Cache Security SSL Reports Purge All Cache is one […]

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