Manage your site's availability

When enabled, Site Failover lets you choose a failover page. Akamai redirects your site visitors to this page during a planned or unplanned outage, instead of serving a generic or cryptic error page.

Be sure to specify a fully qualified URL starting with http:// or https://.

Here’s an example. Say your main site or active server goes down. Akamai can send your visitors to the alternate site https://altsite.example.com/customdownpage.htm.

Enable Site Failover to serve a predesignated page if your website is ever unavailable. Disable this setting to serve a traditional error page.

Next, manage your server offload and caching settings.