DreamSpeed CDN Overview

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Overview

DreamSpeed CDN is a content delivery network for DreamObjects.

Powered by Fastly – the smartest CDN on the planet – DreamSpeed CDN comes with all SSD storage and 10Gb Ethernet for delivery at high speeds. With DreamSpeed CDN, you can significantly speed up your sites and applications, lighten the load on your web servers, and give users a faster experience.

How does DreamSpeed CDN work?

When users download files and media through their browser from DreamObjects, data is typically fetched from data centers in Southern California. When DreamSpeed CDN is enabled, your files and media are copied securely to servers all around the world, and your users are automatically connected to a copy that is geographically closest to them, resulting in a much faster download.

Features

  • One button acceleration – enable DreamSpeed CDN with just a click.
  • Unlimited instant purge and refresh of accelerated content.
  • Use your own domain name to deliver content from DreamSpeed CDN.
  • Secure SSL content delivery using the objects.cdn.dream.io domain.
  • Great pricing from only $0.12/GB for US and Europe, and $0.19/GB for Asia-Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Fully integrated with DreamObjects.

Benefits

Speed up your site

Get your media, files, and downloads into the hands of your users quickly, by leveraging DreamSpeed CDN’s global network of content delivery servers. Works great with small files like JavaScript and CSS content, or large files like photos and videos.

Take a load off

By delivering your static content from the DreamSpeed CDN, you not only speed up your site but you also lighten the load on your web server, allowing it to focus on delivering only the dynamic parts of your site or application.

Integrated DNS setup

DreamSpeed CDN works great whether you host your DNS with DreamHost or not. If you do choose to host your DNS with DreamHost, the DreamSpeed CDN automatically makes the appropriate DNS changes on your behalf.

Setting up DreamSpeed CDN

Important icon.png Important: DreamSpeed CDN is a feature of DreamObjects rather than a standalone product, therefore you must first set up DreamObjects in the web panel (i.e.,create a bucket, store files, and so on).


  1. Navigate to the (Panel > ‘Cloud Services’ > ‘DreamObjets’) page.
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  2. To the right of your bucket, click the ‘Change Settings’ link.
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  3. Enter your alias and choose the domain you wish to assign this to.
  4. At the bottom, toggle the ‘CDN SUPPORT’ option. This enables the checkbox titled ‘Use CDN’ to appear at the right of the alias.
  5. Check the ‘Use CDN’ checkbox.
  6. Click the Save Settings button to save.
    When you return to the DreamObjects page, the green ‘CDN’ icon appears which confirms it’s been configured:
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Delivering CSS, JavaScript, and other static assets

To accelerate your downloads for a better user experience, you can enable a DreamObjects bucket to use a CDN:

  1. Enable DreamSpeed CDN for a bucket.
  2. Store your files in the DreamObjects bucket for which you enabled DreamSpeed CDN.
  3. Select a method to upload your files into DreamObjects using one of the following:
  4. Update your site to use the DreamSpeed CDN links so that your content is delivered from the CDN.
    • By default, the DreamSpeed CDN link will use the following format:
    http://<bucket>.objects.cdn.dream.io/<file_name>

External CSS example

Before-
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mystyle.css">
</head>
Using DreamSpeed CDN-
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://mybucket.objects.cdn.dream.io/mystyle.css">
</head>

Using your own domain name for accelerated content

To use an alias for your domain, enter a name in the 'Domain Alias' field box and then click the Save Settings button when finished.

Note2 icon.png Note: You can find further information about setting up and using aliases in the following article:


Using with WordPress

To utilize DreamSpeed CDN with WordPress, use the following available plugin:

Purging and advanced cache settings

To learn more about Dreamspeed CDN Advance Cache settings, visit the following article: