Category: Web

Prepare for the Holiday Rush with our Performance Testing

All too often retail companies are unprepared for the holiday season, when traffic spikes put immense pressure on their applications and infrastructure. But with the right level of proactive performance testing and troubleshooting, you’ll be able to avoid dreaded downtime and ensure a great customer experience. In our latest webinar, Apica’s own Troy Presley and […]

Performance Monitoring is like Having a Code Proofreader

Performance monitoring is a lot like having an ever-present code proofreader who keeps looking over your company’s website and application code for performance issues on a never-ending basis. Programmers and writers have a lot in common when it comes to editing their work: generally, they do a great job of catching major errors that break […]

The 2017 Status of Web Security: DDoS Attacks & More

While the recent WannaCry attacks have kept ransomware front-and-center in the news, businesses can’t forget about protecting themselves from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. According to ZDNet, Ransomware and DDoS are the top digital security threats the public faces today. While ransomware holds data hostage on one side, Internet of Things-based botnets create DDoS attacks on previously unimaginable scales on the other. […]

Load Time Killing Content Creation Mistakes

We’ve previously examined many of the root causes of poor website and application load times on the technical side in the past like failing to implement a monitoring strategy and inefficient scaling. While IT staff and programmers have plenty to keep themselves busy with improving platform performance, some of the burden also falls on the people who create […]

What Should You be Monitoring When Measuring Web Performance?

Measuring Web Performance Needless to say, top-notch web performance is crucial for any company, regardless of size. When monitoring the real-time performance of a website or application, there are a number of measurable data points and operations that should be clearly understood in order to gain an accurate analysis of a site’s performance levels and […]

Automated vs Manual Testing: Which Should You Use, and When?

  Software testing is a huge domain, but it can be broadly categorized into two areas: manual testing and automated testing. Both manual and automated testing offer benefits and disadvantages. It’s worth knowing the difference, and when to use one or the other for best results. In manual testing (as the name suggests), test cases […]

Where Do Your Website Problems Really Lie?

When the check engine warning light comes on in your car you may find yourself chasing error codes to find out what the problem is. When the mechanic attaches his diagnostic equipment he will be presented a code that the computer provides. What often turns out to be true, however, is that the error code […]

Why your Business Needs a CDN

A Content Delivery Network is a geographically spread-out network of servers configured to decrease the amount of time it takes for visitors to load a website. Using a CDN can make a huge difference for businesses looking to give their website an edge over the competition by creating a smoother user experience. Additionally, CDNs can help […]

DDoS Aftershock: SEO Damage

A distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS, is a bad enough inconvenience concerning your company’s website and application performance, so it’s even more frustrating to know that it could cause your site’s appearance in search engine results to take a hit. This is particularly annoying for businesses because the SEO hit doesn’t stem from […]