One of the main challenges for bloggers, small businesses, a non-profit organization, a personal website has is “Page Load Time.” Website Speed Measurement Tools GTMetrix Pingdom Web page test Website Pulse SUCURI Load Time Tester 1: GTMetrix Gtmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! Yslow to grade your site’s performance and provides request details in the waterfall chart so you can see what request needs tweaking. By default, it runs a test from Canada; however, if you do free registration, you will be able to run a scan from Dallas, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, Sao Paulo. 2: Pingdom Pingdom lets you choose a test from the following location. Melbourne New York San Jose Sweden Texas You get an excellent summary of the test results,[…]

Fix two critical metrics of your website – Performance & Security by implementing the right CDN solution CDN Providers 1. Incapsula 2. CloudFlare 3. Datapath 4. Photon by Jetpack 5. Netlify 6. JS Deliver 7. INXY 1. Incapsula Incapsula by Imperva is one of the leading cloud-based security providers offer website acceleration and protection for any websites. Incapsula offers a FREE plan with the following features and perfect for the blog or personal website. Global CDN Caching, Compression, Minification, Image Optimization Spambot protection, CAPTCHA security, comment spam protection IPV6 support Real-time statistics, uptime monitoring, weekly report, traffic stats However, for business/e-Commerce website you may choose PRO or Business plan. Paid plan offers much more including DDoS protection, Web Application Firewall, Load Balancer, etc. Incapsula POP is located in 30 data[…]

Finding it hard to search for the best hosting platform for Node.js? We got you covered. Node.js is one of the most popular JavaScript runtime environment used by millions of developers worldwide. From its inception in 2009, it has grown in popularity, and now it is used by many businesses out there. Business and industry sector mainly use Node.js. Let’s explore the platform… 1: AWS The market-leading cloud platform is one of the best choices to host your modern applications. AWS got thousands of services to meet every requirement. You may either choose to provision a VM and install Node.js and relevant software or go with Elastic Beanstalk. It supports the following language. Node.js Python Ruby Go .Net Java and more… The advantage of[…]

Optimization is one of the essential exercises for website owners and bloggers. Without right optimization, your content will never reach the target audience, resulting in poor conversion rates and success. One of the tasks involved with optimization is speed and delayed page responses translate to reduced conversions. As a website owner, you may have seen other bloggers use the term CDN here and there. If you have been wondering what CDN is and why bloggers find it useful, you are at the right place. Let’s get to know about a CDN and why you should be using it. Understanding CDN When a person visits your blog, they are directed to your website’s host server, which is situated somewhere in the[…]

Having default product error page from Apache HTTP or Nginx doesn’t look good and it reveals version information, which leads to information leakage vulnerability. If you haven’t’ implemented custom error page for your web application then you must consider doing it for many reasons including below. Implement Custom Error Page in Apache HTTP Server There are multiple ways to do this for ex – you can either do this using Rewrite or ErrorDocument directive. I will explain how to do with ErrorDocument directive. Login into Apache HTTP server Go to apache conf folder where you have httpd.conf file Take a backup of httpd.conf file Modify the httpd.conf and add ErrorDocument as below ErrorDocument 404 /path/of/custom/error/file ErrorDocument 403 /path/of/custom/error/file ErrorDocument 500 /path/of/custom/error/file[…]

Security is essential for any website to provide security, build the trust of visitors, and for better ranking. It’s necessary for the transactional or membership-based site, so you encrypt the sensitive data from a client to a server. Improve your Website Security with SSL/TLS Certificate. HTTPS would also boost the search engine ranking, so you may consider having this for your blog as well. If you are looking to have certificate implemented on your website without spending $$$ then here are few Certificate Authority house (SSL providers) to help you with that. The following acronyms are used below. SSL – Secure Socket Layer TLS – Transport Layer Security CDN – Content Delivery Network DV – Domain Validated ACME – Automated Certificate Management Environment[…]