MaxCDN Blog

June 10, 2014

Women Who Code Meetup

Embarking on or in the middle of your job search?  Join Us for our open discussion about online portfolios, whiteboarding and prepping for a technical interview. You are welcome to bring any projects or problems  for technical feedback, assistance, or code review. There will be experience programmers on hand to help with the following: Code... Read More

June 6, 2014

DNS Load Balancing – Comparison of 4 services

What is DNS load balancing? DNS load balancing reroutes live traffic based on data and other specified parameters. For example, you have a very popular and heavily-trafficked website. To prevent overloading your servers with hits, traffic can be routed to other servers based on their location, server availability and performance. A user’s browser will attempt... Read More

June 5, 2014

Now Patched: OpenSSL CCS Injection aka CVE-2014-0224

We just finished patching all over our servers running the vulnerable version of OpenSSL.  Unlike Heartbleed this affects ALL versions of OpenSSL (yes even the ones that were patched to fix Heartbleed). Here is what the OpenSSL Foundation has said about this vulnerability: “An attacker using a carefully crafted handshake can force the use of weak keying material... Read More

May 30, 2014

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... Read More

May 28, 2014

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... Read More

May 23, 2014

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... Read More

May 22, 2014

MaxCDN acquires for MaxCDN Tools

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve acquired and integrated 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... Read More

May 21, 2014

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... Read More

May 20, 2014

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)... Read More

May 19, 2014

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, and OSSCDN) and the creator of Bootstrap CDN, Dorfman will discuss how... Read More