What Is Forward Rewrite?

The Forward Rewrite Cloudlet helps you create, based on in-bound request information, human-readable and search engine optimization-friendly (SEO-friendly) URLs for dynamically-generated pages.

What is a Cloudlet?

A Cloudlet is a value-added application that complements Akamai’s core delivery solutions to solve specific business challenges. Cloudlets bring a site's business logic closer to the end user by placing it on the edge of the content delivery platform.

Use cases

You can use Forward Rewrite for
  • Geographically-based marketing campaigns. You are running a sale in a select geographic area, and you want serve a special sales page in response to requests from that geography.
  • Mobile vs. desktop users. You want to serve one version of a page for requests from mobile devices, and a different version for desktop-based requests.