Learn how to set up pairCDN on your WordPress site.


This video will walk you through setting up pairCDN on WordPress.

Requesting pairCDN

The first step is to request pairCDN on your account. You can do this by logging in to the Account Control Center and clicking Add Ons in the left sidebar. A drop-down will appear. Click pairCDN in this drop-down. Now, next to Domain Name, select the domain you want pairCDN to be on and input the webmaster email next to Webmaster E-Mail. Information regarding your activation will be sent to this address. Click Submit to request activation.

You will be contacted at the email address you entered earlier and asked to choose which hostname you want the pairCDN service to point to.

It is important to remember that you must wait for the pairCDN set up to be completed before proceeding to the next step: activating the CDN in WordPress. Activating the pairCDN before setup is complete can result in the site not loading.

When the setup has finished, you will be contacted by pair Networks.

Activating pairCDN Service in WordPress

The first step is to log in to your WordPress admin interface through your WP Hosting Account Control Center. You can do this by logging in to your Account Control Center, clicking WordPress in the left sidebar, and then clicking List Sites. This will bring up a list of your sites. Click the Go to Admin Panel on the site you want to work with pairCDN.

In the WordPress admin interface, click Plugins on the left side of the screen. Find W3 Total Cache in your plugins list.

Please note that our pairCDN with WordPress setup relies on the W3 Total Cache plugin being installed. This is installed by default for pair Networks WordPress accounts, but if it has been removed after installation, it will need to be added back to the site before the activation steps can be executed. You can add the W3 Total Cache plugin by clicking Add New next to the Plugins header. Search for “W3 Total Cache” and click Install Now. It will load, then the button will change to Activate. Click this. It will take you back to the Plugins interface.

Click Settings under the W3 Total Cache heading. Scroll down to the CDN section. Set CDN Type to Generic Mirror. Leave the Enable option off for now. Click Save all settings.

In the left sidebar, there will be a drop-down beneath Performance. Find CDN in the drop-down and click it. Find the Configuration section and set SSL Support to “Disabled.” After that, go to the text field next to Replace site’s hostname with: and enter your hostname. Click Test Mirror. If that does not report that, “Passed,” recheck your hostname and that you have correctly followed the steps till now.

If you passed, scroll down to the Advanced section. Check the box next to Disable CDN on SSL pages. If you want to disable pairCDN for admin logins, select Disable under Disable CDN for the following roles. Click Save all Settings.

In the Performance drop-down in the left sidebar, click General Settings. Scroll until you find the CDN section and then check the box next to Enable. Click Save all settings.

And that’s it. If you have any questions, check out our knowledge base or contact our support team at support@pair.com.