MaxCDN Blog

April 18, 2014

Protect your website with CloudProxy and MaxCDN

We’ve recently partnered with Sucuri CloudProxy to make website security a snap. CloudProxy is a Web Application Firewall (WAF) and intrusion detection system (IDS) that sits in front of your website. It protects from a huge variety of attacks, ranging from distributed denial of service (DDoS), SQL injection, and cross-site scripting. New vulnerabilities are found... Read More

April 14, 2014

Behind The Scenes:

We’ve just launched two performance tools at, which let you compare the HTTP and ping performance between two websites. Today we’ll see how the tools work behind the scenes. Overview At a high-level, we needed a flexible, easy-to-manage architecture to run performance tests from servers around the world. Here’s a summary of the major... Read More

April 10, 2014

MaxCDN Update on CVE-2014-0160 aka Heartbleed

Update (Wednesday April 16th 2014) For those who are using EdgeSSL and had MaxCDN purchase your certificate, your private keys have been updated without any interruption of service.  For those who uploaded their own certificates we urge you to regenerate your private keys and upload the new certificates ASAP.  You can follow this support article on how to... Read More

April 4, 2014

Now Shipping:

CDNs are a direct way to speed up your website, but sometimes it’s hard to see the exact performance difference, especially if you have a new and old site running simultaneously. Not any more! We’ve built to make side-by-side performance differences a snap: There’s many services out there that ping a single domain and... Read More

March 26, 2014

Now Shipping: Recipes for EdgeRules

The latest edition of EdgeRules is here, and includes built-in recipes that help you customize the behavior of your CDN. EdgeRules Recipes show popular options for changing the default CDN behavior. With a few clicks you can now hide S3 headers, force HTTPS connections, or include a CORS header Once you’re familiar with common EdgeRules... Read More

March 24, 2014

Custom Charts from the MaxCDN API

While playing around with the MaxCDN Python API, I stumbled across pygooglechart, a nice library for generating reports. Today we’ll cover how to combine API results with explains how to combine charts with various usage reports from the CDN. To get started, install our API library and the charting library with python-pip: $ sudo pip... Read More

March 12, 2014

Recruiting Humans with HTTP Headers

Since joining MaxCDN 3 years ago, I’ve seen a lot of HTTP headers. In fact, I have a bash alias in my profile named icurl: alias icurl="curl -I" (The -I flag returns the HTTP headers without fetching the actual content of the page.) Recently, a header struck a chord and made me say “%$#@ that’s... Read More

March 7, 2014

jsDelivr does it better

If you are not familiar with jsDelivr then check out our previous blog post with details on Load Balancing and Multi-CDN features that it supports. This time jsDelivr introduces a few new features that will help web developers and website owners even further.   Version Aliasing So far to load a library on all public... Read More

March 6, 2014

Optimize Multi-CDN Scenarios with Cedexis Fusion

We’re happy to announce Cedexis Fusion customers can easily integrate MaxCDN into their Multi-CDN applications, and reach a high level of cost efficiency. Cedexis Fusion is a layer that sits between a load balancer like OpenMix and various data providers, such as your CDN, server application, and monitoring tools. Based on the information pulled from... Read More

March 5, 2014

Now Shipping: New EdgeRules Interface & Features

We’re happy to announce a major upgrade to EdgeRules, our built-in service that gives you fine-grained control over your CDN. With EdgeRules you can customize everything from cache headers, security ACLs, or even set specific HTTP headers. Here’s a quick summary of the changes we’ve just launched: Cleaner, Faster Interface: The redesigned layout is much... Read More