Announcing the MetaCDN Add-On for Engine Yard

MetaCDN partners with Engine Yard for integrated multi-cdn Add-On.

MetaCDN partners with Engine Yard for powerful, integrated Multi-CDN Add-On.

At MetaCDN we are always on the look out for great application and web hosts to work with and support. Too often customers come to us with under-performing, oversubscribed and unscalable web infrastructure. MetaCDN can help but it can only do so much – if the hosting foundation is poor then the end result can be disappointing when you get hit with lots of traffic, leading to disappointed customers, lost sales and marketing opportunities. Engine Yard are experts in running industrial strength, scalable applications in the cloud with over one billion hours of experience on AWS. You can deploy, scale and monitor your PHP, Ruby and Node.js apps with EngineYard’s cloud application management platform.

We are very pleased to announce that MetaCDN has teamed with Engine Yard to deliver one-click access to our Multi-CDN network. Engine Yard users can now scale globally with 125+ PoPs worldwide by using the MetaCDN Engine Yard Add-On.

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Leveraging Browser Caching

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Lets have a look at how you can leverage browser caching to further optimize your site and reduce your load times. First off, what is browser caching? A web browser cache stores elements from a site such as HTML files, fonts and scripts so when you re-visit that site it doesn’t have to re-download everything, saving time and data.

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Do Web Fonts & JavaScript Slow Down My Site?

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Let’s have a look at two of the the things you are likely running on your site that could be costing you seconds on your load times. JavaScript and Web Fonts are both very common on most modern websites and both can be optimized by loading them from a CDN.

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Website Performance Reporting Tools

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All this talk about optimization and speeding up your load times leaving you unsure where to start? Not sure how you can benchmark and test these speeds or find out which asset (html, images, javascript, css etc.) is slowing down your site? Don’t stress, today we are going to have a look at some of the best websites for benchmarking, testing and reporting on your websites performance.

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Size Matters! Image Optimization Explained

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With Images, Size Does Matter!

With all this discussion about lowering loading times and optimizing your site you’ll notice that we keep mentioning image optimization and how important it is. So what do you need to consider with optimizing your images? We’ll have a look at image formats firstly and then discuss optimizing software and sites.

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