Confirm that your computer points to an Edge server

Verify that you've properly pointed your system to our Edge servers to begin testing.

Making a request to Akamai staging Edge servers adds the HTTP response header X-Akamai-Staging. The value sent with this header is either "ESSL" for HTTPS requests or "EdgeSuite" for HTTP requests to the staging network.

After your browser points to the staging Edge servers, make a test request against the new property configuration on the staging network, and then check for the X-Akamai-Staging response header to see if the response is coming from the staging network.

How to

  1. Close all browser windows and reopen your browser.
  2. Go to a page you want to test (for example,
  3. Access Network and make a request to the page.
    • Chrome: Press Ctrl+Shift+I (Windows) or Command+Opt+I (Mac) for the developer tools, and click the Network tab.
    • Firefox: Press Ctrl+Shift+I (Windows) or Command+Opt+E (Mac). This takes you to the Network tool.
    • Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge: Press F12, and then press Ctrl+4 to open the Network utility.
  4. Click the first file listed.
  5. Take a look at the response headers. If you see either X-Akamai-Staging: ESSL or X-Akamai-Staging: EdgeSuite you know that your request is going to the staging Edge server.
  6. Check for the X-Cache entry.
  7. Use this checklist to interpret the results.
    Did the page load as expected? Is the X-Cache entry present? Result
    Yes Yes Success! You’re ready to test.
    No Yes You reached an edge server, but something isn’t working. The value of the X-Cache entry might help you identify the problem.
    Yes No You reached the origin, not the edge server. Check the entry you added to your hosts file.
    No No You have not reached either the edge or your origin. Check the entry you added to your hosts file.