Assign CDN Resources to Bucket and Set Prices

The final step is to assign your CDN edge group to a bucket and set prices for bandwidth sold to customers from this edge group.

For more information on how to manage buckets, refer to the Buckets section of the Administration Guide.



Configure Access Control



The access to CDN edge groups is configured in the Access Control section of the bucket. To give access to an edge group for users to whom the bucket is assigned:

  1. Go to the AdminBuckets menu on your Control Panel.
  2. Click a label of a destination bucket and open the Other tab from the Access Control section. 
  3. In the Access Control, you can manage the following CDN-related resources: 
  • Limits for Edge Groups
    Click the Add New Edge Group (+) button in the Limits for Edge Groups box. In the box that appears, select an edge group that you want to add to the bucket and click the Submit button. Select the Duplicate to rate card checkbox before clicking Submit to add the edge group to Rate Card of the bucket with the default price of 0. When the edge group is added to the Access Control section, users to whom the bucket is assigned will be able to use this edge group. Go to the Rate Card tab to set a price for the bandwidth available to users assigned to this bucket.

    If no edge groups are added to Access Control, users under the bucket will have access to none of the edge groups available on the system.

  • Limits for CDN Bandwidth
    Click the Add Limits for CDN Bandwidth (+) button in the Limits for CDN Bandwidth box. In the box that appears, enter the maximum CDN bandwidth limit in GB per month and click the Submit button. The maximum CDN bandwidth limit is allocated per month for each user assigned to the bucket. If the user exceeds the maximum bandwidth limit allocated per month, the user account is auto-suspended and all CDN resources become unavailable. The user account will be automatically unsuspended the next calendar month. 

    • You can unsuspend the account of the user who exceeded the maximum bandwidth limit by increasing this limit in the bucket. Note that the increased limit will be applicable for all users assigned to the bucket.
    • If the limit for CDN bandwidth is not set but edge groups are added in Access Control, the bandwidth will be unlimited for each user under this bucket.
    • The price per GB of bandwidth is set for each edge group separately in the Rate Card > Pricing for Edge Groups section.
    • If you want to disable prices completely you can do so by enabling the Disable billing slider at the Edit System Configuration page. When the billing is disabled, the Rate Cards are removed from existing buckets. Note that if billing is enabled again, the prices won't be recalculated again. Instead, the price calculation will start with the next hour.


Configure Rate Card



The prices for CDN edge groups are configured in the Rate Card section of the bucket. To set a price for a CDN edge group:

  1. Go to the AdminBuckets menu on your Control Panel.
  2. Click a label of a destination bucket and open the Other tab from the Rate Card section. 
  3. Click the Add New Edge Group (+) button in the Pricing for Edge Groups box.

If you have duplicated the edge group to Rate Card while adding it to Access Control, the edge group will already be present here but with the default price that is 0.

4. In the box that appears, select a target edge group, set the price per GB of bandwidth and click the Submit button.

If you only add a price for the edge group in Rate Card but not add the edge group to Access Control, users under the bucket will not have access to the edge group. To give users under the bucket access to the edge group, you need to add the group to Access Control.

When removing an edge group from Rate Card, note that the prices will be set to zero for all CDN resources using this edge group.