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What is Fastly?

Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.

Fastly is a tool in the Content Delivery Network category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Fastly?

93 companies use Fastly including Twitter, reddit, and 9GAG.

Fastly integrates with

WordPress, Amazon S3, Heroku, Datadog, and Papertrail are some of the popular tools that integrate with Fastly. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Fastly.

Why people like Fastly

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Fastly.

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Justin Dorfman
Justin Dorfman
Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 9 upvotes · 16361 views
Let's Encrypt
GitHub Pages

When my SSL cert on MaxCDN was expiring on my personal site I decided it was a good time to revamp some things. Since GitHub Services is depreciated I can no longer have #CDN cache purges automated among other things. So I decided on the following: GitHub Pages, Netlify, Let's Encrypt and Jekyll. Staying the same was Bootstrap, jQuery, Grunt & #GoogleFonts.

What's awesome about GitHub Pages is that it has a #CDN (Fastly) built-in and anytime you push to master, it purges the cache instantaneously without you have to do anything special. Netlify is magic, I highly recommend it to anyone using #StaticSiteGenerators.

For the most part, everything went smoothly. The only things I had issues with were the following:

  • If you want to point www to GitHub Pages you need to rename the repo to www
  • If you edit something in the _config.yml you need to restart bundle exec jekyll s or changes won't show
  • I had to disable the Grunt htmlmin module. I replaced it with Jekyll layout that compresses HTML for #webperf

Last but certainly not least, I made a donation to Let's Encrypt. If you use their service consider doing it too: https://letsencrypt.org/donate/

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Fastly's Features

  • static content delivery
  • event-driven content delivery
  • Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)
  • API caching
  • Instant Purge
  • Soft Purge
  • surrogate keys
  • streaming and VOD
  • Real-time Analytics
  • instant configuration
  • instant deploys
  • built on Varnish
  • Custom VCL upload
  • on-demand DDoS mitigation
  • Transport Layer Security
  • PCI compliance and compliance services
  • Origin Shield
  • real-time streaming logs
  • Historical Stats
  • Edge Dictionaries
  • Fastly’s Cloud Accelerator
  • Configuration Control Panel
  • stale-if-error
  • stale-while-revalidate
  • Edge Side Includes (ESI)
  • GeoIP/geography detection
  • mobile device detection
  • edge authorization/paywalls
  • shopper prioritization

Fastly's alternatives

  • Amazon CloudFront - Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds
  • CloudFlare - The Web Performance & Security Company.
  • MaxCDN - Our CDN makes your site load faster!
  • Akamai - The leading platform for cloud, mobile, media and security across any device, anywhere.
  • Incapsula - Cloud-based service that makes websites safer, faster and more reliable.

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