Choose a domain type

Knowing the type of domain that you serve helps Akamai help you. For example, we can then figure out how requests are sent to your site and optimize your settings for cache, compression, and more.

If the domain that you’re serving falls into more than one of these categories, select the type that you use for most of your traffic or that you care most about. If you’re not sure, select Website.

You can select from several types of domains:

  • Website accessible via a web browser from a desktop, mobile, or responsive website
  • Mobile Application accessible via an iOS or Android device
  • Application Program Interface (API) accessible (most times) programmatically, rather than by using a web browser
  • Static Assets use when creating a domain to cache everything (for example, or

Next, your traffic. What do you need?