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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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Increase WordPress Performance on the Stack

I had the pleasure to speak at WordCamp Miami this year.  My talk was about how to increase performance on the origin server.  My slides are on Speaker Deck and you can view the video below.  

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Ops Retreat

The Dev Team isn't the only department that gets to have fun.  Last month we had our own retreat that was a blast.  Here is how it went down.

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Re: Customer Warning – BOOTSTRAPCDN.COM

When starting the BootstrapCDN project we always wanted to be transparent. That is why we always release a post-mortem when there is a service outage, and publicly display our analytics. Last week we received an email from the Go Daddy (our domain registrar) abuse team.  Everything was worked out and I was very happy with the support they […]

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