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How do I activate CDN through QUIC.cloud via LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress?

If your website has visitors from multiple countries around the world, a CDN service may help with page speed, since parts of the website will load from servers that are geographically closer to the visitor.

QUIC.cloud offers a CDN service that you can utilise via the LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress, and these instructions will go through the steps for configuring CDN for your WordPress installation.

Please note that your WordPress installation have to meet the following requirements, otherwise you cannot use QUIC.cloud’s CDN service:

  • The domain that you use for the WordPress installation must point towards the server where the installation resides. If you’ve used a local, temporary pointing of the domain it will not work. This is due to the fact that your site and QUIC.cloud’s servers have to be able to communicate.
  • The site must use a FQDN as its site domain, i.e. www.exempel.se. If you’ve installed the site directly on the domain name (e.g. on exempel.se), you need to change the URL used by WordPress.

Please note that QUIC.cloud’s CDN service is a service offered by an external provider, and additional fees may apply. At the time of writing this, there is a free version that can be chosen, but you will not have access to all features.

To get started using QUIC.cloud’s CDN service, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by logging on to wp-admin for the WordPress site you wish to configure the CDN service on.
  2. Install the plugin LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress, if this hasn’t already been done.
  3. To begin using QUIC.cloud’s CDN service, you need to acquire a so called domain key. You can get one by clicking LiteSpeed Cache in the menu to the left (when you’re logged on to wp-admin) and clicking General.
  4. On the page where you end up, scroll down a bit until you see the button Request Domain Key next to Domain Key. Click it to begin generating the key needed to use the service.
  5. You will now see a notification that the key request was successful and that the key will be sent to your installation.
  6. You may have to wait a couple of minutes before the key is installed. Try reloading the page to see if the key has been added. Once it has, you will receive a confirmation that the setup is completed.
  7. You will now have to register an account with QUIC.cloud, unless you already have one. You can register via this URL:
    https://my.quic.cloud/u/login
  8. Once you’ve got an account registered, click the button Link to QUIC.cloud on your WordPress installation to link the installation to your QUIC.cloud account.
  9. Now, you may need to log on to QUIC.cloud again. Once the connection has been established, you will see your site on the startpage of QUIC.cloud. Since we have yet to activate the CDN feature, you will only see a dash in the CDN column. However, you should see OK in the column Status.
  10. Then, click LiteSpeed Cache -> CDN on wp-admin of your WordPress installation.
  11. Activate the CDN feature by toggling the switch next to QUIC.cloud CDN to ON. Do not forget to Save Changes when you’re done.
  12. Next, activate the CDN feature via QUIC.cloud’s control panel. Log back in, and then click your domain name in the list.
  13. Then click CDN in the table.
  14. Click the button to Enable CDN.
  15. Next, you get to choose how you’d like to manage the DNS part of the CDN connection. If you use our DNS servers, we recommend that you select I want to use CNAME. If you’d like to use QUIC.cloud’s DNS servers, we have a guide here telling you how to change DNS servers for a domain registered with us. Click Confirm Choice when you’ve made your selection.
  16. You’re now presented to information regarding the CNAME you have to use, if you chose the CNAME option in the previous step. Copy or write down the information so you can point your DNS record once asked.
  17. If your domain uses our DNS server, you can follow our instructions how you edit your DNS record for the site according to the instructions from QUIC.cloud. When you’ve performed the edits, you should have a DNS record as follows:

Please note that this edit may cause your website to go offline for a while. QUIC.cloud has to verify that the connection has been done, and also issue an SSL certificate for the domain. The process may take up to 20 minutes (and longer than that in some cases).

Keep in mind that the current TTL (7200 seconds in the example DNS record above, your DNS record may have a different TTL) may have to pass before your edits to the DNS records will begin to propagate over the Internet. During this time, the traffic will continue to go directly towards our server, not passing via the CDN.

  1. If you now check the CDN Overview at QUIC.cloud, you’ll see status for the DNS connection, and also for the SSL certificate. Once both are verified, you’ll see the following:

The connection between your WordPress site and QUIC.cloud is now configured!

If you require assistance configuring settings at QUIC.cloud, please contact their support. We cannot offer support on another company’s products.

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