Page Speed. Your Best Defense Against the Death of Net Neutrality

I know the fight isn’t over, and Net Neutrality is still breathing, even kicking in some states. But the fact is this battle has been fought for a long time, and during that time internet service provider consolidation, along with media consolidation, has accelerated. This mostly involves the big companies, their small competitors and of course, the consumer. Read More …

HTTP/2 – Page speed increase and SEO boost

In September of 2015, Apache HTTP 2.4.17 came out with HTTP/2 included. HTTP/2 has been in the works for a while, but now that the most common web server platform has it built in, the rate of adoption is set to increase exponentially. There are a few hurdles that web developers and system admins will have to jump through to make the switch to HTTP/2, some of which will slow the growth in use. Read More …

Content Delivery Networks – Couldflare vs Incapsula

When comparing Cloudflare and Incapsula, I would look at other cumulative statistics in Google Analytics, server bandwidth, Webalizer and AWStats. I was also curious about server outage resilience (would the cached website still be up when the server was down?). Overall ease of set up and use is also a consideration. Each content delivery network (CDN) provider also comes with it’s own set of tools, measurements and analytics. Read More …