MaxCDN Blog

Updates & Insights on all Things CDN

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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Attack on WordPress & How it Affects You

As some of you may know, there is a large-scale attack against the popular CMS software, WordPress, to exploit easy-to-guess passwords and gain access to its administrator panel. This attack has been rumored to spread against ~90,000 IP addresses, making this brute-force attack one of the largest we've seen. If you are using any of […]

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How To Reduce Image Size With WebP Automagically

This guest post is by Adam Bradley, founder and developer of CDN Connect. He specializes in image optimization, resizing, content-aware cropping, and responsive web design, with the goal of keeping content strategies and workflows simple. tl;dr Browsers may use the Accept header to indicate supported content types. This lets you serve optimized images to minimize bandwidth and improve […]

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Shipping: Origin Server Information

In May 2012 we enabled a feature that would automatically fetch the IP address of the origin server url you specified using a local DNS resolver we have installed on each edge server.  This fixed a lot of issues like when a customer would be behind a load balancer with 2 different public IP's or […]

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Getting Started with Leftronic and MaxCDN

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Leftronic. They provide realtime data visualizations on beautiful dashboards -- regular readers might remember how we use them to monitor our CDN. Our new partnership lets you make your own dashboards with just a few clicks and zero programming. A Tale of Two Companies Last October I had a […]

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Purge All The Things

Purging files is such a frequently used API call, We gave you shortcuts for it!

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  We're happy to announce our most-requested feature: a Point of Presence (PoP) in Asia! This PoP is in Singapore, with more Asian PoPs coming online in the near future. The pricing is a flat-rate: $10/month per zone (overages at the US/Europe rate), and it supports both Custom and Shared SSL.

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Brand New MaxCDN Tools

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