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Now Shipping: New Security Features

As you may have read, we had a security breach a few weeks ago. We're putting together the full postmortem, so expect a detailed post in the next few days. Until then, we'd like to highlight the new security features we've been working on (around-the-clock) to further secure your data and account.

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Important Security Update: Resetting your Credentials

The following blog post was sent to all customers as an email communication. Over the Memorial Day weekend the NetDNA (parent company of MaxCDN) Operations team responded to a security breach on a small number of our systems. We immediately took action to block the attackers and mitigate any further security problems.

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Converting Our API Docs from Closed to Open

This guest post is by Nick Baugh, an open source developer from the east coast. He has developed over 30+ MIT-licensed NPM modules for Node.js that receive 4000+ monthly user downloads. You can follow him on Twitter, or write him an email. You can check his open source contributions on GitHub. Over the past weeks […]

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Now Accepting Bitcoins

We're happy to announce that we now accept Bitcoins as payment on the MaxCDN order form. We’re supporters of the open source ecosystem, and a large component is being responsive to requests from the community. Developers, a core portion of our customer base, are requesting this payment method and we're excited to use the emerging "coin […]

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W3 Total Cache + MaxCDN

Today, we're happy to announce new integration of MaxCDN & NetDNA with the W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin.

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How To Improve Your SEO With Robots.txt and Canonical Headers

Search engine crawlers (aka spiders or bots), scan your site and index whatever they can. This happens whether you like it or not, and you might not like sensitive or autogenerated files, such as internal search results, showing up on Google. Fortunately, crawlers check for a robots.txt file at the root of the site. If it's there, […]

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May 15th: XML-RPC API Blackout

Last year we released an alpha version of our REST API to replace our XML-RPC API. After a solid two years of development and testing, the new REST API is ready for prime time. Although most of our customers have switched, there are a few that haven't. To help you test and understand the impact […]

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2 advanced techniques to dramatically increase the performance of your responsive website

This is a guest post by Peter McLachlan who is a co-founder and the chief architect of Mobify, the open mobile platform that powers the mobile experiences for leading companies such as the Expedia Affiliate Network and British Telecom. He leads design, development and security for Mobify's software & systems. Peter holds an MSc in Computer […]

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Getting Started with Coda 2 and MaxCDN

This guest post is by Joe Dakroub, a UX Designer/Developer. He currently lives in Michigan with his fiancé and is very passionate about Open Source. A week ago I received an email from Justin Dorfman asking if I could develop a simple Coda 2 plug-in for the MaxCDN community. I was both shocked and honored that he asked […]

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Nginx performance tips using ngx_pagespeed

Here at MaxCDN we’ve been working with Google’s Make the Web Faster team to optimize our Content Delivery Network. The simplicity of their goal is great: You know the web? Make it faster.  We’re always excited to try new technologies, like WebP. However, new developments often come with implementation caveats: we’re eager to work with […]

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