Only 7.2% of the top 10,000 sites support Accept-Language

by Paul Reinheimer on

We sell proxies for GeoIP testing, but geoip isn't the right solution for every problem. We saw a great post on Hacker News a few weeks ago suggesting that sites should use the browser's Accept-Language header to determine language, not their region of the world, and we agree! This got us thinking:…

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Moving Ping Data to S3 & Athena

by Paul Reinheimer on

We've been running our global ping statistics for years. Every hour we have every server on our network ping every other server, and record that data in MySQL. In fact, generating these ping stats led to one of our first blog posts. But as our network has grown, so has the burden of keeping all that…

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Databases

FITC 2017 Toronto Recap

by Caroline Shaw on

FITC is Canada’s largest tech conference and is conveniently held in Toronto at the Hilton every spring. I’ve been going for the past four years, and I always feel like it’s time well spent. There’s usually a decent blend of practical knowledge that I can take back to my day job, but also also a foc…

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Culture Design

Proxying Proxmox 4 with Apache

by Will Roberts on

In some of our locations, we've found it's easier to grab a dedicated server and carve up the resources ourselves. This allows us to scatter some of our secondary services around the globe to improve the resilience of our network. Our tool of choice thus far has been Proxmox for its ease of use and…

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Useful Database Fields

by Paul Reinheimer on

We've been running WonderProxy for a while, over time our rather skinny contracts table has been expanded with a few new columns, and joined data. Here's what we're happy with: managed Contracts that have this flag set are not deactivated by any of our automated systems. This is helpful for our larg…

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Databases

Our VPN, what we log, and why

by Paul Reinheimer on

There's been a lot of interest in VPN services lately, mostly due to a change in US policy. WonderProxy offers VPN services, both as part of our proxy plans and through an individual VPN plan that provides access to one server in San Antonio, USA, and one in London, UK. We launched our VPN to help o…

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