GitHub cranks delivery speeds, adds analytics

The world's most popular Git hosted service now has page analytics and improved security

GitHub now offers traffic analytics

GitHub now offers traffic analytics

Rounding out its hosting service for millions of users, the GitHub online code repository has added more bandwidth for project home pages and has introduced analytics to summarize the Web traffic each project generates.

The company has contracted with a content delivery network (CDN) to boost the delivery times of GitHub Pages, a Web page hosting service the company offers to provide information about projects managed on GitHub.

GitHub did not mention which CDN it is using, but in general CDNs can speed the delivery of Web pages by using servers distributed around the globe to cache frequently consulted content.

While most users won't have to make any changes to enjoy the boosted speeds, the company did note that those parties who route their GitHub access through their own subdomains might have to make some adjustments to their DNS records.

The company has also introduced an analysis service that tracks traffic to each GitHub repository. The service, which is now embedded in each repository's graphics page, provides details on the number of visitors, the sites that referred them, and the pages they visited.

GitHub has also made some changes to improve security. It has extended to GitHub Pages the protection it already had in GitHub itself to prevent denial-of-service attacks. It also now supports newer versions of TLS (Transport Layer Security), versions 1.1 and 1.2.

GitHub is a popular site for hosting software code. It uses the Git version control system first developed by Linux creator Linus Torvalds. It is now home to about 10 million software projects, making it the world's largest online code repository, according to the San Francisco company.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags cloud computinginternetsoftwareManaged Servicesapplication developmentGitHubWeb services development

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joab Jackson

IDG News Service
Show Comments


James Cook University - Master of Data Science Online Course

Learn more >


Victorinox Werks Professional Executive 17 Laptop Case

Learn more >



Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?