CDN


Content Delivery Network

Following are some of the top features of Rackspace CDN:

Powered by the Akamai content delivery network

Using the Akamai network, Rackspace employs a custom map of over 200 edge nodes across six continents. This map includes 77...
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To delete a CDN service, follow these steps:

1. Access CDN as described in Access Rackspace CDN.

2. In the list of CDN services, click the gear icon beside the service that you want to delete and select Delete Service.

3. In...
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To purge a file from a CDN service, follow these steps:

1. Access CDN as described in Access Rackspace CDN.

2. In the list of CDN services, click the gear icon beside the service from which you want to purge a file and select...
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To rename a service in Rackspace CDN, follow these steps:

1. Access Rackspace CDN as described in Access Rackspace CDN.

2. In the list of CDN services, click the gear icon beside the service that you want to rename and select...
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To enable or disable logging for a Rackspace CDN service, follow these steps. By default, logging in is disabled when you create a service.

1. Access Rackspace CDN as described in Access Rackspace CDN.

2. In the list of CDN...
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Restriction rules limit who can see your content. Restriction rules define the traffic to allow. For example, a Referrer value of website.com allows traffic being requested from website.com; it does not deny traffic from website....
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Caching rules are designed to determine how long your content should live on the edge nodes before the origin is checked for an update. If your content changes frequently, you might want to set up a time to live (TTL) rule that...
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You can add origins to your CDN service. For example, if all your images are stored in a Cloud Block Storage volume attached to one server, and your web code lives on another server, you need to specify both servers as origins....
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You can add an additional domain to your service, and you must always create a CNAME for your service. The following sections provide information for these steps.

Add a domain

To add an additional domain to your service,...
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Rackspace Cloud Files is storage service that enables users to store an unlimited number of files and to publish and distribute content behind a content delivery network (CDN). Following are some differences between Rackspace CDN...
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Caching rule

A rule you create for your edge nodes that defines how long your content remains cached at the edge. This is the time to live (TTL) for the object.

Content delivery network (CDN)

A system of computers that...
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Rackspace CDN currently has the following limits:

10 domains per service
8 KB maximum size for request body in the API
 

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You can access Rackspace CDN in the following ways:  

 

You can access and use Rackspace CDN through the GUI interface of the Cloud Control Panel. Click Storage in the top navigation bar and select CDN, as shown in the...
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Following are some uses of Rackspace CDN:

Website acceleration

Commonly built with a mix of static objects and text, formatting like CSS, and some media components like marketing videos, websites can be CDN enabled quickly and...
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When you access Rackspace CDN through the Cloud Control Panel (as described in Access Rackspace CDN), the Content Delivery Network (CDN) page is displayed. If you have already created any services, they are listed. To create a...
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Rackspace CDN [product page] is a content delivery network (CDN) service that you can use to CDN-enable your website. It offers features such as pulling content from your website’s origin servers, rules for caching, access...
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This article provides information about how to use Rackspace CDN and Cloud Sites to specify domain information.

Rackspace CDN requires that you specify your origin for your CDN service and that you create a CNAME for your...
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Rackspace CDN [product page] offers the following certificate types for secure delivery: Rackspace shared domain, SAN, and Custom. These types are distinguished by how much ownership a customer has over the secure certificate. ...
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Rackspace CDN [product page] enables you to create rules for content served over the content delivery network (or CDN). You create the rules after you create the Rackspace CDN service. Edge rules are a set of policies that tell...
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This tutorial has a lot of images and it will show basic steps on how set up the W3 Total Cache plugin to work with Rackspace Cloud Files / CDN.
This article assumes that you have already completed the installation of your...
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CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Work for Pie is a startup striving to simplify the recruiting and job search process for tech companies and developers.CHALLENGES: Work for Pie needs a flexible, scalable infrastructure that’s easy on their...
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In addition to the various players, you can stream your media using HTML 5. Most modern web browsers and even mobile phone browsers can stream audio and video with HTML 5. Other players based on Flash cannot deliver to such a...
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When choosing to use the content delivery network (CDN) to accelerate your website and the images and videos on that website, you are responsible for all bandwidth costs associated with delivery of your content over the public...
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What is edge purge?When using the Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Cloud Files, your files are distributed across a global network of edge servers increasing the speed at which your audience can download files from your site...
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This article will help customers understand how to upload and stream videos from Cloud Files using the Akamai CDN.  Using FlowPlayer as your streaming video player lets customers get the streaming technology and web experience...
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The Wikipedia entry for CDN states: “A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the Internet. The goal of a CDN is to serve...
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File Transfers and File Sharing

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Content Management Systems

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Scaling and High Availability

Author: Joseph Palumbo, Cloud Usability Team LeaderINTRODUCTIONWhile consumers are thinking about which gifts to buy their friends and family, businesses are crossing their fingers hoping that their web platform will survive the...
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