What you need to get started
To set up your Web Performance product, you need specific information about your contract and account, as well as your website.
|Web Performance product you want to set up.||At the start of the setup, you need to select a Web Performance product. Your Web Performance products are specified in your contract.|
|Administrator username and password for Control Center||You receive credentials for accessing Control Center.|
|Administrator username and password for the content storage servers (if applicable)||Depending on your contract, your administrator log in provides access to Akamai content storage servers (for example, NetStorage).|
|Property hostnames||Your property
hostnames are the fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) for your property, which
consist of the property (for example, www, m or images), and your main hostname (for
example, example.com) together. |
Property hostnames might also include variants for mobile requests or for localization in different countries:
|Origin server hostname||This is a variant of
your hostname that you need to register. We use your origin server hostname to find
your origin server. |
End users should not be able to identify your origin server hostname, so choose something that isn’t easy to guess. One way might be to prefix your main hostname with an unpredictable string, for example, somecharacters-www.example.com.
If you're ready to get started, let’s go ahead and set up your property.