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

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

Updated on August 22, 2018

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