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How to manage your CDN through the CDN tool in Site Tools

How to manage your CDN through the CDN tool in Site Tools

How to access the CDN tool and enable CDN

To enable, disable and manage the settings of the CDN service, go to Site Tools -> Speed -> CDN. First pick the desired CDN plan. You can enable the service only if your domain name is using the SiteGround nameservers.

IMPORTANT: If you have activated the CDN and then change the domain’s nameservers, the service will stop working and will be automatically disabled.

Then, to activate the service click the Activate button for the selected plan:

To stop using the CDN click the Deactivate button:

CDN Settings

Basic Features

These features are available on all CDN plans.

  • Cache Purge: Immediately initiate a purge of all cached resources for your website. Note that deleting all caches around the world could take up to 60 seconds. Important: Clearing your cache too often may slow down your site;
  • Development Mode: Development Mode temporarily suspends CDN’s caching features for all site visitors. Development mode is useful if you are making changes to cacheable content (like images, css, or JavaScript) and would like to see those changes right away. Note: Once entered, development mode will last for 30 minutes and then it will automatically toggle off;

Premium Features

You can enable these features only on the Premium CDN plan. You can order the upgrade from your Client Area -> Marketplace -> Hosting Services -> CDN -> Get or directly from the service page in Site Tools -> Upgrade to Premium.

  • Dynamic Caching: The Dynamic Cache is a full-page caching mechanism for non-static resources installed on the CDN edge servers. It prevents unnecessary database queries, processing of each page visit, and more;
  • TTL: the value determines how long the dynamic resources for your website are cached, which by default is 12 hours. Important: If your website’s application sends Cache-Control headers, they will override the CDN TTL value;
  • Always Online: keeps your site online when your hosting server is not accessible, or the site returns an error message, and our CDN has cached copies of the site.

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