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Frequently Asked Questions

What transformations we support and why?

We do our best to build a rock solid service which is easy to use. Therefore we value quality over quantity. So we chose to support four basic endpoints:

  • Resize to the needed size
  • Fit into needed space
  • Optimise image (automatically for up to 70%)
  • Returns image as-is through the CDN to boost its delivery

We believe that this is enough to speed-up any website in seconds. Please check out our full API here.

What is image processing in the cloud?

Image processing in the cloud is a practice of using remote servers hosted on the internet to
perform image processing on digital images, rather than a local server or a personal computer. The major benefits are:

  • Easily scalable
  • No need of maintenance
  • No infrastructure costs
  • Safe and secure functionality
  • Access from anywhere
  • Reduction of labour costs
  • Easy integration and implementation
What and how we bill?

We bill for the bandwidth. So, you pay only for what your website uses and nothing more. It’s as simple as abc.

  • Imagine, you have a logo.png image which weights 1MB on your website.
  • We compress it to 600KB.
  • Let’s pretend that 100 users saw it.
  • So, the calculation would be: 600KB * 100 views = 60 MB of billed bandwidth.

Sometimes, you can use more traffic then is provided with a plan you have chosen. Then we would bill per each extra Gb you use accordingly to your plan.

Note: If you see that you are spending more on extra traffic, you may choose to upgrade to another plan any time. Even at the end of the billing period. And we will charge you by the new plan price.

What is included in a FREE plan?

At Pixboost we decided to provide a FREE plan for user not only to test-drive our system, but
successfully use it for a small size website, startups or demo projects. We include:

  • $0 payment
  • 2 Gb of data per month
  • Unlimited images processing
  • Unlimited time (no trial period)
  • Unlimited number of transformations
  • CDN for faster delivery of your images
  • No credit card required

Please, sign up for a FREE plan and start using Pixboost in seconds.

What is included in the Open Source version?

Pixboost Open Source version is our actual fully functional version that we use to deliver our
SAAS version. You are welcome to use it and shape it according to your needs. We provide it:

  • Under MIT licence
  • Fully functioning transformation web service

Please, check out the latest version and documentation here.

How we can help to save on labour costs?

You can save on wages of designers, content managers, programmers, devops, and SEO specialists. With Pixboost, you can easily:

  • Automate your image transformations
  • Automate your image optimization
  • Speedup your page load time
  • Speedup your website delivery across various locations
  • Integrate without coding or setup
What CDN we use and why?

We use Google Cloud CDN because Google is a technological leader of the past few years and one of the most stable and powerful CDN providers. Its main features are:

  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent usage spike handling
  • Excellent internal data center to data center networking
  • Easy-to-use Big Data analysis with BigQuery
  • Reasonably priced
  • Throughout coverage
  • Official full Google Cloud CDN documentation.
How to benefit from Pixboost when building a responsive website?
With Pixboost there is no need to create multiple images for all sizes of devices you would like to deliver by hand. You keep only one master image, and automatically create all other derivative images of various sizes by using Pixboost endpoints. We process your master image in a cloud and then keep derivatives in cache.
Why should I use Cloud Service?
Two main reasons are you don’t have to build and deploy it yourself. Also, you can start or stop using it any time. It will save your money and effort. Choose one of our FREE or paid plans.