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Breeze offers support for Content Delivery Networks (CDN). Instead of using the CDN providers' plugins, you can use Breeze to integrate the CDN. Here's how you can integrate your own CDN.
What is Pull CDN
Breeze – WordPress Cache plugin is compatible with all CDNs that provide a Pull Zone. These are also known as Pull CDN. A Pull Zone will pull files from your website on its own as and when needed.
In the case of Pull CDN, content is left on the server by the webmaster who rewrites their URLs in order to point to the CDN. When a certain file is requested, the CDN initially pulls static files from the original server and serves them. That static files are cached by the CDN until expiry.
Setting up Pull CDN via Breeze WordPress Cache Plugin is quite simple. In most cases, you just need to add the CDN’s asset-based URL, otherwise known as CNAME, in Breeze’s CDN CNAME field and activate the CDN.
What is Push CDN
Breeze WordPress Cache does not support Push CDNs. With Push CDN, you can push all your website’s static content to the CDN ahead of time. In this way, all your content is available on the CDN servers at all times.
If you decide to use a Push CDN, you will require an additional plugin to send your content. For example, Amazon CloudFront can also be used as a Push CDN. In that case, you can use the WP Offload S3 Lite plugin to automatically upload your static content to CloudFront.
List of Popular CDN Services Compatible with Breeze
Following are a few popular Pull CDNs that are supported by Breeze:
Cloudflare Enterprise CDN is compatible with Breeze cache. You don’t require any special configuration within Breeze for it to work.
How to Use Your Own CDN with Breeze
Please make sure that Breeze WordPress Cache is installed, activated, and configured on your site.
You must have a valid and working CDN account.
Log into your WordPress admin panel with your credentials. Click on Settings in the left menu bar and then on Breeze.
Navigate to the CDN option.
Activate CDN — Enable this to make CDN effective on your website.
CDN CNAME — Specify the URL of CDN that you are using or planning to use with your WordPress website. If you have some pages on HTTP and some on HTTPS, you should begin the URL with a double slash '//' (e.g.,//www.domain.com).
CDN Content — Enter the directories for which you wish CDN to serve content.
Exclude Content — You can exclude directories or file types (static content such as images/CSS/JS) from CDN.
Relative Path — We recommend that you keep this option enabled. This will enable the relative path for your website.
Finally, click Save Changes.
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