Get your Website Holiday Ready with our Upcoming Webinar

A record $12.8 billion dollars were spent online over Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone last year. Over this period, as little as three seconds can come between you and your largest source of revenue – with Amazon at risk of losing $1.6 billion in sales if their website crashes. During the holiday season, yourRead More

What’s the Difference Between Automated Testing and Manual Testing

  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 casesRead More

Civil Service and the Online Experience

The Apica team is looking forward to attending the government’s annual, cross-department learning event, Civil Service Live. The event, which takes place on 11-12 July at QEII Centre, London, attracts thousands of civil servants to learn, network and share best practice – with the ultimate goal of providing better public service. Government and Civil Service institutionsRead More

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 helpRead More

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 fromRead More

Routers: Both Targets And Perpetrators In DDoS Attacks

The most recent major distributed denial-of-service attacks have stemmed from hackers hijacking countless Internet of Things devices and using them to create massive botnets to knock down servers; however, other devices like routers are still major contributors. Routers have the unfortunate distinction of often being targeted during a DDoS attack and as a device capable ofRead More

Website Performance: Learning from Mistakes

When it comes to a website outage, customers will sometimes give the offending company a second chance, especially if the issues get swiftly amended. In fact, customer forgiveness is very important for businesses to redeem themselves following errors, allowing them to retain both loyalty and expenditure. But what happens when their site crashes again? MistakesRead More

Talking to the Machine

Written by: Richard Clinton, Guest blog post writer for Apica In a previous lifetime, when the world was not so fully digital, the Internet was just a nascent ARPAnet, and my job was manufacturing first-gen word processors, I worked alongside a bonafide genius named Mark. His troubleshooting skills were unmatched and his solutions were oftenRead More

Velocity San Jose 2017: Meet Apica at Booth 506

We’re just over a week away from Velocity San Jose 2017. As a proud sponsor of the show, we’re excited to meet all the systems and site reliability engineers, architects, application developers, and performance-passionate people. Beers on us at Velocity San Jose 2017!   Come have a friendly beer with us at booth #506 fromRead More