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.
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)||
Hostname is a tool in Property Manager that allows you to quickly create an
Edge hostname using a fixed domain—
|Secure HTTPS (via custom certificate)||
||When you've applied a custom certificate to a property
configuration, the associated Edge hostname uses the
|Secure HTTPS (via Shared Certificate||
||(none)||When using our shared certificate, your Property hostname and the Edge hostname are the same value.|