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PairCDN is a Content Delivery Network (CDN). A CDN is a system of distributed servers that deliver web content to a user. The user will receive the web content from the server that is closest geographically. This boosts the loading speeds for your site content. 

For example, if someone in Paris visited your site, their computer would load the website content from a server in France, rather than loading the content from our headquarters in Pittsburgh.

PairCDN pricing is determined in “buckets.” The price per bucket is the same no matter how much you use. See our PairCDN product page for more information. 

How to Enable PairCDN to Your Account

If you want to add PairCDN to your account, you can do so by following these steps: 

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. In the left sidebar, click Add Ons,
  3. Click PairCDN in the drop-down
  4. Enter the following information:
DomainSelect a domain you want to add PairCDN to.

Note: You must first add domains to your account for this option to be available.
HostnameChoose a name to represent the CDN version of your site. Your chosen hostname is added to the beginning of your domain to create a unique URL to access the CDN version of your site.

Example: cdn.domain.com, hostname.example.com
EmailEnter your email address. We will send information to this address regarding PairCDN, such as set-up information, notices, service changes, etc.
  1. Click Submit

The set-up process for PairCDN may take several hours to complete. Once completed, you can begin using PairCDN by adding your chosen hostname in front of your domain, such as: "hostname.domain.com." You may also link to specific assets using the PairCDN URL, such as: "hostname.domain.com/path/to/asset."

To incorporate the CDN into your site, swap out or redirect your site's link to the PairCDN version of the URL. While you could redirect your entire site to the PairCDN version, this may lead to heavy bandwidth usage. Instead, many use the PairCDN URL to link resource-heavy assets, such as images, audio, etc.

Updated on August 2, 2023

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