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 Joab_Jackson@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

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

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?