This module provides easy Content Delivery Network integration for Drupal sites. It alters file URLs, so that files are downloaded from a CDN instead of your web server.
Before you begin, you will need to select a CDN provider. CDN have different costs and features depending on your needs. These CDNs are currently used on campus:
- Keycdn.com - Used by the Office of International Education (Jimmy Kriigel)
To download this module, please visit its Drupal.org page.
This performance and optimization module is best used for websites that fit the following criteria:
- Heavy traffic websites.
- Websites with lots of images/videos.
This module can be configured as follows:
Tutorial Here (Note: get the latest version from drupal.org)
From the Performance administration configuration page ( admin/config/development/performance ):
- Webhosting Settings
These settings are preferred for sites on OIT's webhosting service.
Settings for websites not hosted by OIT webhosting are identical.
- This module has TEST Mode, If you don't want to use the CDN to serve files to your visitors yet, but you do want to see if it's working well for your site, then enable testing mode.
Users will only get the files from the CDN if they have the access files on CDN when in testing mode permission.
- The Far Future expiration doesn't work with IMCE module. Update: IMCE has a patch in their dev branch for this issue.
- You can manually flush a CDN cache file by having the Display statistics
Shows enabled and scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking on "touch" to purge the file.