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Improving Website Performance with Web Security Settings

Depending how content is distributed, domain settings let you tweak the overall performance of your website.

Content Distribution

Content distribution settings let you improve your site’s performance by enabling content cache and compression. Once enabled and configured, review cache performance in the Cache Analysis report.
NOTE: These settings largely pertain to cloud customers. In cloud deployments, Distil acts as a reverse proxy to cache static assets, thereby offloading bandwidth from your origin server and speeding up the performance of your site.

Content distribution settings also give you the option to:

  • Enter custom client IP headers
  • Configure proxy upstream timeouts
  • Disable or enable bypass cookies and forced www reroutes (*un-migrated domains only, see Configuring Cache for Un-Migrated Domains below)

Configuring Cache for Migrated Domains 

Managing your cache through the Distil Portal lets you enable content caching, no matter what type (static or dynamic) or extension (e.g., .HTML, .HTM, .CSS, .PHP), and set the cache to expire within a set number of minutes. We will inspect every file type according to your cache control headers. Read here for more information on cache control headers and the Distil CDN.

Configuring Cache for Un-Migrated Domains

Customers that have not upgraded and migrated their domains to the latest version of the Distil can enable the caching of URLs but must configure additional settings, including individual cache settings depending on whether or not there is mobile content and specific file types or extensions (e.g., .HTML, .HTM, .CSS, .PHP).

We will inspect every file type according to your cache control headers. Read here for more information on cache control headers and the Distil CDN.

Caching static content instructs the Distil nodes to cache and serve JavaScript, CSS, and images from our edge. When enabled, Distil respects the Cache-Control headers you have set for any content which is held in, or served from, cache.

Caching of dynamic content follows the same rules as static content. In addition to cache enabling, the Distil Portal offers you additional control to select/deselect the resource types to be cached.

 

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