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Using pairCDN with WordPress

Requesting pairCDN  

  1. Log into the Account Control Center
  2. Click Add Ons
  3. Select pairCDN
  4. Select the domain name you wish to use the pairCDN service with
  5. Enter your email address into the Webmaster address field

You will be contacted at the address entered in step 5 to confirm the
pairCDN set up configuration and to choose which hostname you want to point
to the pairCDN service.

You must wait for the pairCDN set up to be complete before proceeding with activating the CDN in WordPress. Failure to do so can result in the site not loading.

After requesting pairCDN, you will be contacted by pair Networks when the setup has finished.

Activating the pairCDN Service in WordPress  

The next step is to activate the pairCDN service on your WordPress site.

Usage of pairCDN with WordPress relies on the "W3 Total Cache" plugin being installed. This is installed by default for the pair Networks WordPress accounts. If the plugin has been removed after installation, it will need to be added back to the site first before proceeding with the next steps.

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin console
  2. Click Plugins on the left-hand side of the screen
  3. Click Settings under the W3 Total Cache heading
  4. Scroll down to the CDN section
  5. Set CDN Type to Generic Mirror
  6. Leave the Enable option turned off for now
  7. Click Save all settings
  8. Click CDN from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen
  9. For Replace site's hostname with, enter your pairCDN hostname
  10. Click Test Mirror and if that does not report Passed, do not
    proceed further
  11. If the mirror test passed, scroll down to Advanced
  12. If you wish to disable pairCDN for admin logins, select that under the
    Disable CDN for the following roles option
  13. Click Save all settings
  14. Under Performance on the left-hand side of the screen, click
    General Settings
  15. Scroll down to CDN and click Enable
  16. Click Save all settings

The site now will begin to use the pairCDN service to speed up the page loads.

Updated on July 3, 2018

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