What is an Edge hostname?

This describes your specific cloud partner subdomain (endpoint) on an Edge network domain. It maps incoming requests to our Edge servers. You generate a "property hostname to Edge hostname association" to determine an Edge hostname. For example, assume your endpoint that subcustomers access is www.mycdn.com. This would serve as the property hostname in this association that results in the Edge hostname, www.mycdn.com.akamaized.net. An end-user request for a subcustomer's assets is ultimately directed to this Edge hostname. In turn, the Edge hostname resolves the request to individual servers on the Edge network, where the associated base configuration is read to determine how to process the request.

Note: Edge Hostnames are not used to directly serve content (unless leveraging a Shared Certificate for HTTPS delivery—see the table in the section that follows). Edge Hostnames are used only to resolve your content to the Edge network.

Edge host naming conventions

The standard format for Edge hostnames varies for non-secure (HTTP) and for secure (HTTPS) web sites and applications. The table that follows shows some Edge hostname examples.

Content type Property hostname Edge hostname Description
Non-secure HTTP (via Instant Config Hostname) www.mycdn.com www.mycdn.com.mdc.akamaized.net Instant Config Hostname is a tool in Property Manager that allows you to quickly create an Edge hostname using a fixed domain—.mdc.akamaized.net
Secure HTTPS (via custom certificate) secure.mycdn.com secure.mycdn.com.edgekey.net When you've applied a custom certificate to a property configuration, the associated Edge hostname uses the .edgekey.net domain.
Secure HTTPS (via Shared Certificate mycdn-com.akamaized.net (none) When using our shared certificate, your Property hostname and the Edge hostname are the same value.