Key Internet Statistics to Know in 2019 (Including Mobile) – BroadbandSearch

Each year the internet grows and 2019 will be no different.

From social media to video consumption, search terms, and ecommerce, you can do just about anything online.
With this post, we’ve compiled the most relevant 2019 internet statistics to serve as a reference for information, projects, blog posts, and more, about all of those topics above.

Source: Key Internet Statistics to Know in 2019 (Including Mobile) – BroadbandSearch

Banking-Grade Credential Stuffing: The Futility of Partial Password Validation

Interesting post on Cloudflare about how the common banking login system of asking for part of a password is actually not very good security at all.

 

Password entry form
Password entry form

Source: Banking-Grade Credential Stuffing: The Futility of Partial Password Validation

Decoupling WordPress from the Front End

A client wanted a decoupled, REST API-powered website with a React frontend and a WordPress backend. This case study by development agency Humanmade.com is great read.

In a traditional WordPress project, WordPress powers both the front-end (what the world sees) and the back-end (where the content is entered). However WordPress has fantastic tools built in so that this is not the only way it can be deployed. In this example, WordPress is used solely as a data collection and delivery method.

The wider team, such as the designer, front-end developer, CSS developer, and Node.js developer, were able to focus on their component parts.

Read more at: A decoupled, REST-API powered website for ustwo — Human Made

Partnership with CloudFlare

2020Media.com is happy to announce a new partnership with CloudFlare, the web’s easiest performance and security solution. As a CloudFlare Optimised  Partner, we deliver their simple and effective solution to help protect and accelerate your website. Once your website joins the CloudFlare community, it loads twice as fast and is protected from a range of online threats.

To learn more about CloudFlare, you can watch the introductory video

We are delighted to offer this great service to you and help make your website faster and safer.

CloudFlare Railgun

As a CloudFlare Optimized Partner, we are delighted to offer the CloudFlare Railgun™ technology to all our customers as an upgrade option. Railgun is CloudFlare’s latest performance optimization technology that gives you significant improvements in site load times.

Railgun ensures that the connection between our network and the CloudFlare network is as fast as possible. Railgun achieves a 99.6% compression ratio for previously uncacheable web objects by using techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. The average website can expect a 1.43x performance increase.

Although the dynamic web is not cacheable, it is also not changing quickly. That means that from moment to moment there’s only a small change between versions of a page. CloudFlare Railgun uses this fact to achieve very high rates of compression. This is very similar to how video compression looks for changes from frame to frame; Railgun looks for changes on a page from download to download.

We have made it simple for our customers to get the benefits of Railgun – contact your account manager and ask for a free trial.