Snapt Blog

8 MINUTES

How We Increased HubSpot Website Performance and PageSpeed Score

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • August 26, 2021
HubSpot is a great platform for sales and marketing teams. Unfortunately, the HubSpot CMS does little to help marketers and web developers to optimize their websites for a fast user experience, short page load times, and a good Google PageSpeed score. The CMS backend is relatively slow (with a server response time as high as 1.5 seconds), and exposes few native options for developers to improve on some of the biggest bottlenecks. We overcame the performance limitations of HubSpot's CMS backend by using our own product – Snapt Aria ADC – to accelerate the HubSpot website with automatic caching, minifying, compression, rewriting, and SSL offloading. We also replaced most of the HubSpot template and style framework with Tailwind CSS. Altogether, we took our PageSpeed score from 20 to 95.
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7 MINUTES

Best Practices for Application Data Protection and Fraud Prevention

by Mark Trent on Tips and Tricks • August 17, 2021
It should perhaps go without saying that software security is the number one threat facing many companies in this technological age. With data now the most important asset that companies own and need to protect, security is one area that you can ill afford to compromise on. For this reason, you must develop strategies for securing data specifically, over and above protecting the rest of your IT systems and code.
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5 MINUTES

Best Practices for Load Balancing Kubernetes Containers

by Craig Risi on Tips and Tricks • August 2, 2021
More organizations are using containers as a mechanism for driving their cloud-native applications. Some organizations have hundreds of small containers across many different servers in different development, test, and production environments. This can be tricky to manage, which is why companies have turned to Kubernetes for container orchestration. 
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4 MINUTES

Cloud Infrastructure Best Practices for Video Game Launches

by Bethany Hill on Tips and Tricks • February 1, 2021
How To Stay Online, Scale-Up, And Keep Latency Down Launching a video game may be among the most challenging operational tasks today. Demand can be hard to predict. Launches are binary events that defy load testing. Setting up the right cloud infrastructure takes foresight and planning, and while over-provisioning wastes money, under-provisioning is probably even worse. Expect upset customers screaming at you on Twitter, Discord, and Reddit when a game starts glitching under the massive weight of millions of users. Here’s a quickstart guide to best practices for planning your cloud infrastructure to support a successful game launch.
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4 MINUTES

Designing for Distributed Systems: Lessons from Digital Healthcare

by Bethany Hill on Tips and Tricks • July 30, 2020
Our first blog of this series outlined the various challenges posed to DevOps and IT leaders resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog we take a closer look at designing distributed systems for digital healthcare.
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3 MINUTES

5 Website Security Threats and How to Stop Them

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • December 5, 2019
It’s no secret that your website and business-critical applications are vulnerable to cyberattacks. When successful, the worst attacks can result in stolen customer data, illegal access to your servers and corporate data, malware and viruses that infect your customers’ devices, or a total server failure that prevents customers from accessing your website. Protecting your customers and your IT systems from malicious attacks is imperative for your business. But there are so many different attack vectors that it’s difficult to know where to start with online security.
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4 MINUTES

How to Get the Most Out of Free ADC Trials

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • November 19, 2019
Shopping around for an ADC solution is daunting. ADCs determine the availability, performance and security of your business-critical applications, so it’s understandably a weighty decision. While it helps that you can try out most ADC solutions before committing to purchase, it can be overwhelming to review and compare multiple trial results. To make this process easier, we’ve compiled a simple guide for evaluating ADC trials that will help you choose the right solution for your business and your IT team.
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3 MINUTES

3 Reasons Why Your HAProxy Needs Active Alerts

by Iwan Price-Evans on Tips and Tricks • August 21, 2019
HAProxy is a popular open source solution for load balancing and proxying. Using HAProxy in your server environment will undoubtedly improve its performance and reliability; but if you want to unlock even more of your platform’s potential and adopt a proactive stance to your web server management, then you should also consider adding active alerts. In this post, we will share why you should add active alerts to your HAProxy installation and how it can take your IT operations to the next level.
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3 MINUTES

6 Key Load Balancer Performance Metrics You Should Track

by Gabi Goldberg on Tips and Tricks • March 5, 2019
A load balancer is essential for performance, scalability, and security but an ADC also monitors your endpoints, providing essential performance metrics. Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and IT managers of all breeds are finding themselves at the sharp end of business change, alongside operational leaders to help in making key decisions and deliver customer value. But with this new responsibility comes the need to evolve the metrics that they use to inform their decisions and ensure alignment with the core strategic priorities of the business.
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