The URLs tab (OC)

The URLs report for Object Caching (OC) lets you review historical data for your most active ("top") URLs, based on one or more content provider (CP) codes and a range of dates you specify. Data is gathered on a daily basis.

What is caching?

Caching refers to objects retrieved from your origin server (either NetStorage or a "Your Origin" (custom) origin), and stored at any number of Akamai edge servers. End-user requests can be fielded by the closest edge server to expedite delivery of cached content, rather than needing to connect to your origin.

Start by setting up a filter

Use the Filters panel to customize your report. You can set these options:

Note: If you've already set filters for another report's tab in the Object Caching - Historical reports, those filters are automatically applied when you access this tab. If this tab doesn't support one or more of those filters, you'll receive a message.

  • Date Range (Required). Click the date range field and determine a range of time you want for report data. See Set the date/time range for a report for more information. You can also set a Timezone for this report. However, certain time zones may not work with this report because data is collected on an hourly basis using the UTC time zone.
  • CP Code (Required). A CP code is a unique identifier we assign to you for reporting, billing, and monitoring traffic served over the Akamai network. Someone in your organization assigns a friendly name to a CP code when it's created—either via a tool in Akamai Control Center or an API, or with the help of your Akamai account representative. Click each desired CP code to include in the filter or, if you know the name or number of the desired CP code, type it in the Filter field to refine the results. You can also click All to include every CP code.
  • URL. Use these fields to customize report data to specific URL parameters. For example, set this to "Contains" and input a segment of a specific URL (https://myvideos/sports) to have report data displayed for all URLs that contain that segment.
  • Delivery Options. Select the traffic security level—Non Secure Traffic for non-secure traffic delivered via HTTP, Secure Traffic for all secure traffic delivered via HTTPS, including Standard TLS certificate, Enhanced TLS certificate, and the Akamai shared certificate, or All Traffic for all security levels.

The widgets

Each individual content panel in the reporting tabs is referred to as a "widget." Several widgets make up your report in this tab. Here's an example of the "Top URLs By Volume" widget in the URLs tab:



Widget Description
Top URLs, By Volume This widget displays information regarding "OK" (successful) transfer of content for your top URLs, over the date range specified. It reveals the following, as both overall values and for specific top URLs:
  • OK Volume. The volume of data transferred from the Edge to end users
  • OK Hits. The number of successful hits to Edge servers.

The URL with the highest volume transferred is listed first.

Top URLs, By Hits This widget displays information regarding "OK" (successful) hits to Edge servers for your top requested URLs. It reveals the following, as both overall values and for specific top URLs:
  • OK Hits. The number of successful hits to Edge servers.
  • OK Volume. The volume of data transferred from the Edge to end users

The URL with the highest volume transferred is listed first.

Top URLs, By Errors This widget displays error-related data for requests to your top URLs.
  • Error Hits. The total number of hits that resulted in an error.
  • OK Hits. The total number of requests to the URL that still resulted in a successful hit to the Edge.
  • Edge Volume. The total volume of bytes transferred between the Edge and the end user. Overhead bytes are included.
URL Trend This widget displays daily "trend" data for each of the URLs listed. Use the drop-down to customize the data shown:
Note: All options reveal data in total, and for each individual date in the specified date range.
  • All hits. Show all hits to the Edge for each URL, including both OK and error hits.
  • All OK HITS. Show the total number of successful ("OK") Edge hits for each URL.
  • All ERROR HITS. Show the total number of bad ("Error") Edge hits for each URL.
  • {Response Code} HITS. Show only hits that resulted in that response code, for the selected date range. Values of "{#}xx" reveal all response codes from that range. For example, 3xx HITS reveals only hits that resulted in any 300 response (302, 304, etc.).

You can modify your filters

Click to further refine the specific data for all widgets in the report. The same options discussed above are available for use.

View more details

Click this icon () in a widget to view expanded data, over-and-above what's displayed by default. You can click the download icon here () to download a .csv file of this data. Click the to return to full report view.

Details on the additional metrics in the expanded report can be found in Reporting metrics (AMD).