Fastly Cache

The Fastly cache is fast. I love the fact they use Varnish, because I like to use Varnish for some of my own projects. Fastly may charge a bit more for bandwidth than other CDNs, but it is worth it. Instant Purge Once you purge content using their web interface or API, it is done within 150 milliseconds. They focus their infrastructure in the same datacenters as major internet exchange points, which are also the locations of the same major cloud providers. [Read More]

Why a Static Website?

I keep moving this site all over the internet. It has been hosted with InMotion, DigitalOcean, Cloudflare, Firebase, and now AWS S3 and Google Cloud Storage. I once developed a CMS (Content Management System) for this site, then I put the site into Wordpress, and now I’m using Hugo the static site generator. Database driven websites were the coolest back in the day, but now static sites are better. By making the site static, it speeds up the site since there are no connections to a database or complicated queries. [Read More]

Fastly CDN

This is the first post in a series of posts about my transition Fastly. I used Cloudflare Worker Sites for almost two weeks. I’ve now switched to Fastly CDN. Cloudflare offers some great services for free, and we still use them at work, but I still have a feeling something isn’t right. When something is too good to be true, it usually is. Their pricing model , per domain, can be a bit expensive even though bandwidth is free. [Read More]

Picking a CDN

When it comes down to picking a CDN (Content Delivery Network) provider there aren’t many options. There are a few things you will need to consider when deciding. After reading this post you will be able to make an educated decision on which is best for your project. It’s an interesting time for the web. When I first started building sites everything was static. I had no dynamic content, and essentially, my websites had no vulnerabilities. [Read More]