MaxCDN Blog

April 20, 2015

Why CDN Purging Isn’t Always “Instant”

Instant purging has always been a key element of CDN as it allows enterprises to remove stale or unwanted content from the edge in a rapid fashion. This feature is important for publishers, as well as other industries we’ll cover below. When talking about purging though, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Some CDNs do it... Read More

April 16, 2015

Now Shipping: Improved DNS for Faster Lookup Times

Over the past several months, we’ve been making changes to our DNS infrastructure and providers to improve the overall speed of our network. Because our customers’ domains do tens of billions of requests per month for ads, widgets, games and more, this upgrade affects the whole spectrum of content on a global scale. In addition... Read More

April 10, 2015

MaxCDN is Attending WordCamp Belgrade 2015

This year, MaxCDN is attending and speaking at WordCamp Belgrade 2015 as a Gold sponsor. Like all WordCamps held globally, this event will feature WordPress advocates who believe in a faster web that’s both open and secure. Anyone can attend this event and tickets are still available. What We’re Teaching Attendees At WordCamp Belgrade, our... Read More

April 1, 2015

How to Classify Your CDN’s Cache Hit Ratio and Correlate Metrics

Even with a CDN implemented, performance degradation and increased latency is always an unfortunate possibility for any web application. Consider for a moment what’s involved in a single web request from end-client to the origin: The request is fragmented and encapsulated into datum packets and sent out across the Internet backbone of network of cables,... Read More

March 31, 2015

Impact of Net Neutrality Win on ISPs, Edge Networks, CDNs and Users

Since we helped throttle the FCC last year, it’s been a long journey for net neutrality in the United States. But on February 26, the FCC voted in favor of net neutrality and created the Open Internet rules as part of their promise to keep the Internet unrestricted and available to everyone. Broadband Internet providers,... Read More

March 25, 2015

How AdRoll Has Scaled To Process 1.8 Trillion Requests Per Month

MaxCDN is proud to present #MaxScale, our new series that takes an in-depth look at how enterprise-level tech companies handle scale at the highest levels of bandwidth, storage, analysis and more. In this installment, we chat with AdRoll’s CTO Valentino Volonghi. In 2007, a team of four people founded advertising startup AdRoll. Established and headquartered... Read More

March 11, 2015

New MaxCDN Office in Las Vegas (or Another Engineering Playground)

I started at MaxCDN splitting my time between our headquarters in LA and my hometown Las Vegas. When I joined the company, our team was fairly small. Four people in engineering, four in DevOps, and about 20 team members company-wide. From the time I started nearly two years ago, MaxCDN has more than tripled in... Read More

March 5, 2015

Don’t FREAK Out: MaxCDN Users Not Vulnerable to SSL Exploit

On March 3rd, 2015, researchers discovered a new SSL/TLS exploit termed FREAK. FREAK uses deliberately weakened cryptography to intercept and decrypt encrypted communications. None of our customers are vulnerable to this attack, and we’re committed to preventing similar attacks from occurring in the future. What is FREAK? FREAK, short for “Factoring RSA-EXPORT Keys,” takes advantage... Read More

Now Shipping: Easier SSL Certification Management, Real Time Widget, API Improvements

Our engineering team has released some improvements that streamline SSL certification management and provide clearer visibility in the control panel and API. Easier SSL Certification Management SSL certificates are now bound to accounts rather than individual zones. This makes it easier to manage multiple certificates and do updates in batch form – something particularly useful... Read More

March 2, 2015

The Shift from SPDY to HTTP/2, and What It Means for You

It seems like just yesterday we rolled out SPDY support to all of our customers. But Google announced on February 8th its plan to remove SPDY from its Chrome browser in 2016. The reason? To make way for HTTP/2, the official successor of the HTTP protocol that was recently completed and approved. For those who... Read More