What are "Best Practices" in a configuration?

Every AMD configuration automatically includes a set of “Best Practices” behaviors that are designed to improve a number of the performance aspects in the product, including Origin Offload performance and End-user performance.

These Best Practices have the following characteristics:

  • Best Practices behaviors apply to ALL requests. The optimized Best Practices setting for the various AMD-specific Behaviors is implicitly a part of the Default Rule. For example, Caching Behavior has an established Best Practices setting that will be applied by default; you do not need to add it, as its optimal settings have already been established by the product.
  • Some Best Practices behaviors can be overridden as an Optional Behavior. For example, this includes Caching, Logging and Tiered Distribution settings. Although they have been preset with optimized settings, some behaviors can be added via the Property Manager catalog for customization, to have them override Best Practices settings. Adding one of these behaviors reveal an informational warning message.
  • Some Best Practices behaviors are internal, only. Some of these behaviors are specific to core platform features for AMD or other operations, and are not available in the Property Manager catalog. They are enabled by default to improve delivery performance.
  • Advanced rules override Best Practices. If your Account Representative internally adds a behavior in an advanced rule that conflicts with what we have established as a Best Practice, the advanced rule settings override the Best Practices settings.
Note: If Best Practices are automatically applied for a specific mandatory behavior, they are listed in that behavior's description in this documentation.