CDN Setup Wizard

To launch the CDN setup wizard, users should have the following permissions enabled:

  • Update any Role
  • See all Roles
  • Create a new edge group

The CDN setup cycle consists of three steps that involve configuring:

  1. Permissions
  2. Edge Groups
  3. Billing

You can rerun the wizard after the initial configuration as many times as you need.

To start the CDN wizard:

  1. Go to the CDN > Edge Servers menu in your Control Panel.
  2. Click the CDN Setup Wizard button.
  3. Complete the steps in the wizard as described below.


On this page:

Step 1 Permissions



  • Client role - select a user role to enable the CDN-related permissions listed in the Enables Permissions section. When you complete the wizard, these CDN permissions will be automatically applied to the selected role. You can also enable CDN-related permissions for additional user roles via the Roles menu. 

  • Admin role - select the Administrator role to enable the CDN-related permissions listed in the Enables Permissions section. For the Administrator role, any action on CDN resources is enabled. When you complete the wizard, these CDN permissions will be automatically applied to the Administrator role.
  • Do not assign the Administrator permissions to a client-shared role.
  • You may skip the Step 1 Permissions if you have already set CDN-related permissions for the user andadminstator roles.
  • Users will not be able to purchase and manage CDN resources unless CDN permissions are enabled for their role.

Click the Next button to proceed to the next step. 




Step 2 Edge Groups



  • Label - enter a name for your edge group. For example, you can create the edge group called "North America" and add to it your North American PoPs. 
  • Assigned Locations - the list of locations assigned to the edge group. 
  • Available Locations - the list of available locations that you can assign to the edge group. To add a location, click the '+' button next to the location you want to assign to the group.

Edge groups can include your own servers and servers from the CDN Marketplace. You can assign additional edge groups later in the Bucket.

Click the Next button to proceed to the next step. 


Step 3 Billing



  • Bucket - assign the CDN edge group to a bucket.
  • Price per GB - set a price per GB for traffic your users push through all servers in this edge group.
  • You can assign more edge groups to a bucket and set different prices for them, using the Admin > Buckets menu. Any user assigned to the destination bucket will be able to create a CDN service that includes the edge group's locations.
  • You cannot add two edge groups with the same location to one bucket. 

When you are finished configuring billing for CDN, click the Create Edge Group button. On the page that loads, you will see a summary on the created edge group. You can click the CDN Dashboard button to access your Dashboard.

After CDN is set up, synchronization between CDN and OnApp is run every 20 minutes. If synchronization fails because of CDN Sync Runner issues, you will receive the notification. To solve this issue check CDN Sync Runner status via Sysadmin. The CDN section in Sysadmin enables you to check the status of CDN API and see the last time CDN statistics were gathered.