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Error 522: Explanation and solutions

Error 522 – 'Connection timed out': How to fix the error

52- HTTP error messages indicate a problem between the web server that is running a website and the Cloudflare CDN service. The 522 error is very common and is also known as the 'Cloudflare error'. It is displayed in the visitor’s browser whenever the mandatory TCP handshake fails. This guide explains the reason for this error message and what solutions there are for site operators and visitors....

Varnish cache: the basics about the web accelerator

Varnish Cache: a performance boost for dynamic websites

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its...

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Internet Explorer? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years among the internet community. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one in particular that can trump the competition and truly be the best browser?

What is a proxy server?

What is a proxy server?

A proxy server is a network component that provides an interface between a private network and the internet. A proxy makes it possible to have an influence on the data traffic, to cache packet data, and to conceal the identity of the communication partners by using different IP addresses.

Servers with storage: storage solutions for the future

Servers with SSD storage: a forward-thinking hosting strategy

SSDs have been gaining ground for years now. Until recently, these flash-based storage devices have been mostly used by mobile devices, like smartphones or MP3 players. But more recently desktops and servers have been making use of this technology. What advantages do SSDs have over traditional storage devices? Find out here.

New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates

The new HTML5.1 updates

In fall 2014, the long-awaited HTML5 arrived after 15 years of development. Now, the first update to the new web standard is also available: HTML5.1. Programers will find a number of changes with this updated version. There is a strong focus on adaptations for responsive web design. In addition to the vast array of new HTML5.1 features, many elements and attributes have been given the push.

What is HTML5?

Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is the new core language of the internet. But many web developers have opted out of this version and instead still use older markup languages like HTML 4.01 or XHTML. These often require plugins, reducing the site’s compatibility and security. HTML5, on the other hand, supports the direct integration of multimedia elements as well as JavaScript-based programming interfaces.

CSS compression for consistent loading times

CSS compression for consistent loading times

It’s rare to see creative information directly placed into HTML code. Colors, fonts, and sizes of HTML elements are normally defined in style sheets, such as CSS. The more complex a website becomes, the more the range and amount of required CSS files increase. The extra burden can have a considerable effect on your website’s loading time, but this can be avoided by compressing your CSS.

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

How to make your website mobile-friendly

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content...

Web app of the week: CA App Synthetic Monitor

CA App Synthetic Monitor: speed test for your website

In this week’s edition of our web app of the week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the CA App Synthetic Monitor. This website tester checks the loading time of any web project from several server locations worldwide in seconds using nothing more than a URL. We’ll analyze how this app works and the importance of website speed to the success of your online project.