Welcome to the EdgeCast CDN.
Here's how to start using it immediately.
The home page of your account contains links to the entire Edgecast documentation, and there is context sensitive help throughout the UI.
Choose between Small and Large servers
Edgecast has 2 networks of servers optimized for different traffic.
* HTTP Large has been optimized to cache large assets, which allows it to quickly deliver them to your customers.
* HTTP Small has been optimized to index small and more frequently used assets for quicker retrieval and delivery.
Each platform has its own set of origins and CNAMEs. Origins can be shared, but active CNAME definitions must be unique all over the Edgecast platform.
Advanced reporting is available only to the Large platform.
Although Your account can use both Large and Small, your account manager may setup only of of the two according to the preferred architecture and perceived needs.
Create an Origin
An origin server points at your own web server, either by IP address or by its name.
If using a name, it must not be the name that is to be used in the CNAME.
Create a CNAME
Use the name that Edgecast will receive to serve rcontent, and for the Origin Directory parameter select "Customer Origin".
Your image assets are currently on a server called "images.yourdomain.com".
You have to either use an IP address, or create another DNS name for that server, and it must not be a CNAME to "images". Lets assign a name "images.origin.yourdomain.com".
In Edgecast, create a new origin server and assign it to "http://images.origin.yourdomain.com".
If the server is sensitive to the HTTP host name it accepts, like in most virtual hosting environments, you should force the "HTTP Host Header" value to be "images.yourdomain.com".
Then create a new CNAME, assign it to "images.yourdomain.com" and select "Customer Origin".
Don't forget to save!!
The initial creation and propagation takes approximately an hour.
Having problems? Contact us.