Getting Started

Last updated: 2021-09-17 17:42:10

    This document helps you get started with Tencent Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN).

    1. Basic CDN Knowledge

    2. CDN Billing Modes

    Tencent Cloud CDN has two billing modes: bill-by-bandwidth and bill-by-traffic. You need to understand the two CDN billing modes so that you can choose the right mode for you. For more information, please see Billing Overview.

    3. Getting Started

    3.1. Activate the service and select the billing mode

    Before using CDN, you need to sign up for a Tencent Cloud account and activate the CDN service. For more information, please see Configuring CDN from Scratch.

    3.2. Connect a domain name

    You need to add an acceleration domain name for your acceleration service. Through an acceleration domain name, CDN caches resources from an origin server to a CDN cache node closest to the client to accelerate resource access. For more information, please see Adding Domain Names.

    3.3 Configure CNAME

    When the distribution is created, CDN will assign you a corresponding CNAME address, which needs to be configured before taking effect. For detailed directions, please see CNAME Configuration.


    You can also follow the best practices below to get started with CDN and accelerate your domain name:

    4. Console

    Below is the overview page of the CDN console:

    5. Overview of Console Features

    Desired Operation Reference Document
    View, enable, or disable a connected acceleration domain name. Domain Name Operations
    Filter and view Tencent Cloud resources or manage them by tag, project, etc. Domain Name Search
    Optimize your CDN acceleration effect. CDN supports various custom configurations. Configuration Overview
    View mappings between console features and `Action` values. Console Permissions
    Grant permissions at the domain name level through custom policy statements. Policy Creation
    Grant different project-level permissions. Project-Level Permissions
    Use real-time monitoring data to analyze the running status. Real-time Monitoring
    Analyze your user sources, distribution, and usage. Data Analysis
    Purge resources cached on CDN nodes on a regular basis so that the nodes will pull the latest versions of resources from the origin server and cache them again. Purge Cache
    Load specified resources onto a cache node in advance. Prefetch Cache
    Download access logs and analyze popular resources and active users as needed. Download Logs
    Quickly search for and analyze your log data. Real-time Logs
    View the real-time status overview and the details of the entire network. Entire Network Status Monitoring
    View multi-dimensional reports that show your business status for analysis. Operational Report
    Verify whether a specified IP is of a CDN node. Verify Tencent IP
    Diagnose a URL with an access exception and quickly locate the problem. Self-Diagnosis Tool
    Monitor and protect your resources from DDoS and CC attacks. Security Content Delivery Network
    Use CDN to deliver a massive number of images. Image Optimization

    6. FAQs


    Domain name connection

    7. Feedback and Suggestions

    If you have any doubts or suggestions when using Tencent Cloud CDN, you can submit your feedback through the following channels. Dedicated personnel will contact you to solve your problems.

    • If you have any questions regarding CDN documentation, such as links, content, or APIs, please click Send Feedback at the bottom of the page.
    • If you have any questions about CDN, please submit a ticket.