Types of Origin
When you are choosing your Origin you can choose between the following:
- Your domain or the IP address of your server
- CDN Storage
- S3 Storage (AWS)
Why choose your IP/Domain?
If you already have a running website or application where your files are stored and your hosting is reliable, it is faster and easier for you to choose an already established website. This solution is best for low maintenance, as you would care only for the updates on your website and your origin server. Only thing you always need to keep in mind is that our servers will by default request the files over HTTP protocol and ports (for http we will request the files over port 80 and 8080 and for https over the port 443).
Why choose our CDN Storage?
We offer our CDN storage as a reliable solution to host your files and to be used alongside our CDN. It is a fast, convenient, FTP managed solution for storing your data and lowering your origin server load.
S3 Compatible Storage
CDN77 offers a feature to smoothly link your AWS S3 storage (Origin) with your CDN Resource. Start by adding new S3 Storage in your CDN panel.
If your AWS S3 storage requires authentication, you would need to provide the following credentials:
AWS access key ID: AWS access key associated with an IAM (Identity and Access Management) user or role.
AWS secret access key: The secret key associated with the access key. Essentially the "password" for the access key.
AWS default region: The physical location around the world where AWS clusters data centres (e.i. us-east-1).
How to get the AWS credentials?
Live Streaming encoders
Last type are livestreaming origin servers, if your Streaming solution includes our encoders, we always prepare the CDN resource with the correct origin for you automatically.
If you are using your own encoder as the origin, you need to set the public URL or IP address of your encoder and the correct port over which your streams are accessible.