Posts Tagged ‘content delivery network’

Harnessing Millions of CDN Statistics With Apollo

cdn graphAt LeaseWeb, our CDN team focuses on delivering ultra-high performance globally for any content while remaining the most competitive player in the field. We process and monitor millions of requests per minute and that level of traffic requires a robust and flexible statistics platform that provide us and our customers with real-time accurate information.

Our previous statistics platform had several issues that didn’t allow us to get the most accurate picture of what was happening. The data was analyzed on the content-serving edge nodes. In order to consume as little resources on these nodes as possible, the data was sampled instead of counting every hit. The result was an approximation rather than an exact number. Another issue was resilience: the old platform had stability issues that might result in inaccuracies. We needed something that was reliable, wouldn’t consume edge-node resources, would record every hit, and would provide instantly precise counts for us and our customers.

Our goals for the new platform were as follows:

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Setting up Leaseweb CDN on WordPress

cdn graphSetting up WordPress on LeaseWeb CDN is very easy, as you’ll see. A couple of assumptions before we start:

  • WordPress is installed on the origin server
  • WP Super Cache or similar is installed within WordPress
  • An “Origin” that points to your WordPress installation is already defined within your LeaseWeb CDN control panel.

Configuring the zone itself

First thing you want to do is to configure a Pull Zone. Do this by going to “Manage Zones” -> “Pull Zones” and click the “Add” button.

 

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What to look for when choosing a video CDN

When you are managing a large video distribution platform, you probably know about the advantages of using a CDN, so I am not going to elaborate on that. But what factors do you need to consider when choosing a CDN? This blog post will give you some insights on this.

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CDN beta update

About a month ago we started our CDN beta program to see how our system performs in a real-world scenario. The first results are coming in, so it’s time for a small update on where we are and how things are going.

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