Time to Challenge the Dogma of Programming

December 19, 2014 by Alex Thompson

While continuing to enhance the feature set of Primoca I feel I need to take on a larger problem. Programming today is a mess. An endless stream of bugs and confusion. New languages and frameworks come along promising to ease your troubles but ultimately they bring their own problems and do little to improve the overall experience of programming.

To make a significant leap we need to dig deeper


Mirror Deployment

November 15, 2014 by Alex Thompson

The new Mirror Deployment feature enables dynamic content management to leverage high performance static web hosting.

The Choice

Static websites offer several benefits like fast performance and the simplicity of not maintaining server code. The drawback is that content management is much harder. If you want to make a change to a menu or header you might have to apply that change to thousands


HTTP Header Rules

July 18, 2014 by Alex Thompson

HTTP headers are an important tool for tuning performance and making sure your website displays correctly. Primoca now lets you set sophisticated rules for the most common headers right from the control panel.

Cache Control

Cache-Control is the most important header for working with a CDN. It tells the CDN what and how it can cache which is the key to performance of static


Codeless Redirects

May 23, 2014 by Alex Thompson

HTTP redirects are an important part of website maintenance that typically require the custom code of a dynamic website. Primoca lets you easily configure redirects on static websites with no code.

The Web Never Forgets

When you publish content with a unique URL, search engines and other websites link to that URL to provide direct navigation. At some point you may decide to reorganize


Login Philosophy

February 6, 2014 by Alex Thompson

When you sign up with Primoca, you don't pick a username and password like most websites. We only use third party OAUTH logins and here's why.

Passwords Everywhere

Passwords have long been a difficult security problem. People have trouble remembering passwords so they choose one that is memorable but that also means it is typically a weak password. Since so many websites require credentials


Integrated CDN now available

January 22, 2014 by Alex Thompson

Every static website hosted on Primoca is now automatically configured with a content delivery network (CDN) to provide maximum performance.

Why a CDN?

When a user requests a web page it takes time for the data to travel between the server and the client. Data can travel near the speed of light across the internet but even though that sounds fast it can amount to a few hundred milliseconds