Newsletter 01/19

See your improvements with wao.io!

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Users will love your faster loading website. In your Analytics dashboard you can find out how much less data users need to load while surfing your website.

Compress your images without compromises 

Our automatic image optimization can save you a great deal of work: Read our blog post to find out why it offers the perfect compromise between effort, quality and compression. 

New in Analytics: HTTP Errors

Screenshot wao.io Analytics dashboard

Complete error control for a healthy website: Your Analytics dashboard will display all HTTP errors caused by the origin server. The descriptive graph differentiates between errors for pages meaning delivered HTML sites and assets meaning resources such as script, css and image files. 

Screenshot wao.io Analytics dashboard

A separate area displays all errors received by users, e.g. when your origin server was not available. Every error will be logged using an error code. Error codes can be found in our help center.

HTTP/2 and the HOL in the Waterfall

This year was HTTP/2’s third birthday. Support of h2 in browsers and Web servers is pretty good. Nowadays, with a TLS certificate at hand using h2 is not much more effort than flipping a switch. All major Web servers like NginxApache httpd or IIS have built-in support. Auxiliary software like HAProxy or Varnish/Hitch do so, too.

That’s great! We get multiplexing, stream priorities, HPACK and all the other h2 awesomeness we see in slide decks – whatever they do…

A tale of a waterfall chart and some insights in how HTTP/2 really works.

Continue reading “HTTP/2 and the HOL in the Waterfall”

Feature Update 11/18

How secure is your website?

Don’t just speed up your website – make it more secure as well.
Check the security of your website using our analyzer tool to find out which safety measures wao.io can offer you.

More security through HSTS
wao.io offers to activate HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for your site. HSTS compels the use of HTTPS-connections and serves as protection of attacks such as protocol-downgrade, session-hijacking and man-in-the-middle-attacks.

If your website already uses HTTPS instead of HTTP, the use of HSTS will not just increase your security but also your performance.

Even better Lazy Loading
Our lazy loading functionality for images is now even better: hidden images in sliders or hover boxes of product tiles will now be loaded when they come close to the visible area.

In addition, we optimized lazy loading for HTML streaming. Try combining HTML streaming and lazy loading and profit from significantly reduced TTFB.

Best practice web performance in E-Commerce: 12% higher conversion rate

wao.io optimises delife.eu for web performance

High web performance is a key to a successful online shop. Yet, making and keeping a website fast is a complex continuous task. New concepts thus rely on automation in the cloud: Entire websites are optimized on-the-fly. We have spoken to the Head of E-Commerce of DELIFE.EU, who relies on the cloud solution by Sevenval for the optimization of his shop: wao.io Continue reading “Best practice web performance in E-Commerce: 12% higher conversion rate”

TLS 1.3 – your performance and security boost to HTTPS

In August 2018 the final version of TLS 1.3 was published. It is the first major update to the protocol in over eight years. It involves massive improvements in both performance and security over its predecessor TLS 1.2.

As a wao.io customer you can now benefit from the increased security and faster loading time as TLS 1.3 is enabled on our platform, no matter if you use our default or more strict TLS settings if you need to comply with PCI DSS. Continue reading “TLS 1.3 – your performance and security boost to HTTPS”

Feature Update 09/18

New format for animations: aWebP
Animated GIFs are now delivered as animated WebPs. The converted files are up to 90% smaller than the original file.

Automatic domain redirect with SSL

It is now possible to configure redirects for the main domain. Our automatic ‘Let’s Encrypt Service’ issues all redirects directly via SSL; an additional certificate is not necessary.

Owner-Switch via UI
You can now change the owner for your wao.io site in the ‘Team’ section. There is one owner per site who is responsible for payments and can delete the site.