Category: cloudflare

How to Use Varnish and Cloudflare for Maximum Caching

This article is part of a series on building a sample application — a multi-image gallery blog — for performance benchmarking and optimizations. (View the repo here.) As we can see in this report, our site’s landing page loads very quickly and generally scores well, but it could use another layer of ...

Making Your Website Faster and Safer with Cloudflare

Cloudflare is an industry leader in the content-delivery space, reducing load and speeding up millions of websites. What is peculiar about this provider is that it didn’t start as speed-up/performance tool, but was instead born from Project Honeypot, which was conceived as a spam and hacking protection service. ...

Switching Your Site to HTTPS on a Shoestring Budget

Google’s Search Console team recently sent out an email to site owners with a warning that Google Chrome will take steps starting this October to identify and show warnings on non-secure sites that have form inputs. Here’s the notice that landed in my inbox: The notice from the Google Search Console team ...

We Put Hundreds of Our Client Sites Behind a CDN, and It Worked Out Really Well

At the agency I work for, we recently put all ~1,100 of our sites behind a CDN. It seems to be working. Unfortunately, I have no idea why or how we did this. Therefore, in the first part of this article, I force our CTO, Joshua Lynch, to explain the process to me. This has the unintended consequence of Josh suggesting...