CloudFlare recently rolled out a premium service called Railgun that's available to CloudFlare Business and Enterprise customers. Railgun is web optimization software that's designed to speed up the delivery of content that cannot be cached. One of the major advantages of using CloudFlare is that cacheable
HTTP, the protocol of the web, is unencrypted by default. That means it is trivial for someone using the same local network as you to spy on all the data you send to and receive from most websites. If, for example, someone sniffs your session cookie for a website then
Mobile web browsing is very different, at the network level, to browsing on a desktop machine connected to the Internet. Yet both use the very same protocols, and although TCP was designed to perform well on the fixed-line Internet, it doesn't perform as well on mobile networks. This
(Image credit: markyharky) This is the first in a series of posts looking at what makes the web slow and what to do about it. Suppose you needed to transfer 1TB of data (perhaps your home movie collection) from San Francisco to London. What would be the fastest route? Put
In 2009, Google began work on a new network protocol to make web pages faster. Dubbed SPDY (pronounced "speedy"), the protocol is designed to solve many of the bottlenecks that slow HTTP down. Beginning today, we're rolling out a beta of SPDY to CloudFlare customers.