Looking for a reliable company for internet and web security service? Akamai is the one that should be at the top of your list. Akamai is the leading company that provides server networks all over the world with the help of its intelligent platform, Akamai provides better performance, security, insight generation, and availability of the … Continue reading Akamai Pricing
Akamai is one of the largest global content delivery networks. Akamai provides cybersecurity and cloud services. It is a public company. It was founded about 23 years ago in 1998. The headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The founders of this company are Daniel Liwin, F. Thompson Legiton, Randall Caplan, Pritesh Nijhawan, and Jonathan … Continue reading What is Akamai
(Note: and by the way, I’m not affiliated with Cloudinary in any way.) (Note: after seeing stern feedback on Hacker News and reddit, I’m changing my test approach to hire 10+ contractors in popular cities around the globe to compare CDN download times. And if you disagree with my analysis in any way, please cordially … Continue reading Cloudinary vs CloudFront: Cloudinary CDN crushes Amazon Web Services CDN!
(Note: people, this is just my opinion, possibly overexcited and incorrect. Discuss cordially with me if you think I’m wrong 😊. I’m on Twitter @SpeedTestDemon. And by the way, I’m not affiliated with Mighty App whatsoever. I don’t know anybody who works there). There was this big commotion on Twitter and the news media that … Continue reading Prediction: YC startup Mighty will be new default infrastructure as web VIP pass
Simple python script I use to speed test CDNs. It’s open sourced under MIT license. The repository is: https://github.com/speedtestdemon/speed-tests and the python script is “test.py”. The script takes a single input “URL”. Example usage: `python3 test.py https://d20zaq59cm4c4j.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cf.png`. The script outputs these things: Cold cache, hot cache, and warm cache tests (in that order). The response … Continue reading Python CDN Speed Test Script
(Note: I’m not affiliated with Jetpack CDN in anyway. And if you disagree with my analysis in any way, please cordially do so 😊. I’m on twitter at @SpeedTestDemon) Ohh…so premium CDNs are NOT always faster than free CDNs. While testing many free CDNs and whether they performed better than a premium CDN like CloudFront, … Continue reading CDN experiment shows Free CDN surprisingly faster than Amazon CloudFront in many cases (case study: WordPress’s Jetpack CDN)
Short answer: yes you should use a premium CDN, because 1) premium CDNs are easily 3 times faster than free CDNs — 1+ seconds vs 0.3 seconds, a huge difference for traffic as valuable as ecommerce, 2) it doesn’t even cost you that much. Extensive cost analysis later in this essay. It’s only a few … Continue reading Is a premium CDN like CloudFront worth it, instead of a free CDN?
I wrote this cheatsheet mainly because I was mildly frustrated googling for 10+ minutes trying to figure out what in the world does time_pretransfer mean??? Try googling it. I’ll wait. It’s abstruse! Ugh! The top Google result for “curl time_pretransfer meaning” is this StackOverflow post, where they quote the curl man page and are still … Continue reading Cheat Sheet on Curl Performance Metrics: how to benchmark server latency with curl
Since I’m going to be writing a whole bunch of articles about CDN speeds, I wanna consolidate my testing methodology into a single article. I’m going to be linking back to this article a lot. Questions to be answered in this article: What numbers are measured for CDN download speed? (it is not just one … Continue reading How To Speed Test a CDN (Testing Methodology)