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Speeding up asset delivery from your Rails app
Posted in: CDN, Getting Started   -   August 26, 2013
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We all want our pages to load faster. Though the big picture of web performance is quite complex, payload size and location are two factors that can be minimized with a little effort. Here, we’ll look at how delivering static assets from a cookie-free domain via a content delivery network (CDN) can help reduce your […]

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The DNS propagation waiting game
Posted in: DNS, Monitoring, Speed Up Tips   -   August 20, 2013
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This post is by Dan Wall who is the founder of WhatsMyDNS.net. We all know that feeling, you’ve made changes to your DNS records and what you once had total control over, your precious network setup – has been sent out there for the unknown Internet to decide the fate of. You can never be […]

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Your Stripe Integration is Costing You Money
Posted in: CDN, Ecommerce, Speed Up Tips   -   August 15, 2013
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Setting up a basic Rails application to sell things using Stripe is generally straight forward. Getting the best performance out of your application, and the best conversion rates, can be tricky. Specifically, by using the standard integration instructions your application can be slow which can cost conversions. In this post I’m going to go over […]

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Slow DNS Can Throw A Spanner In Your Conversion Rate Optimization Strategy
Posted in: DNS, Speed Up Tips   -   August 5, 2013
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We’re all well aware that page load times affect conversion rates. Sites lose a percentage of their conversions for every fraction of a second a page takes to load. 40% of visitors will abandon a shopping site if it takes more than three seconds to load, and for every second of delay conversion rates can […]

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