How to complete the CNAME setup? (for manual DNS configuration)

When a domain (record) is added with Multi CDN activated, the next step is to add the assigned CNAME to your DNS. This is to let Mlytics route the traffic to the best performing CDN. 

Before proceeding, you’ll have to know whether your DNS supports APEX CNAME or not. This is extremely important as some DNS do not support APEX CNAME. Here is a list of DNS providers that support APEX CNAME (or ALIAS, ANAME)

Although, we recommend using auto DNS configuration for a seamless Multi CDN activation experience.

Before you start: check your DNS records

Log in to your DNS and check your DNS records. For most domains without CDN installed, it should look like this:

Type Name Value
A www {origin server IP}

Or, if you already have a CDN installed, it'll probably look like this:

Type Name Value
CNAME www {CDN CNAME}

Finding the assigned CNAME

If you're already using a CDN, this process probably won't cause too much trouble for you since Mlytics's CNAME process is identical.Now, copy your assigned CNAME via the following methods:

  • On the ‘DNS records’ page
  • On the ‘General page’

Via ‘DNS records’ page

Select a site on the ‘My site’ page, then find the domain (record) you’re looking for. Click the copy icon.

Via ‘General’ page

Click the 'CDN' icon (looks like a globe), and select the domain you’re configuring via the upper left drop down menu.

Click ‘General’ and you’ll see the configurations for this domain. You’ll find the CNAME information on the top, simply click on it and you’re good to go.

Copying the assigned CNAME to your DNS

Simply log in to your DNS, and add the copied ‘Assigned CNAME’ to your DNS.

We recommend you forward this to your technical team if this seems too technical to you.

If done properly, your DNS record should look like any of this:

Non-APEX CNAME:

Root domain: example.com

Type Name Value
CNAME www {Mlytics Assigned CNAME}

APEX CNAME:

Root domain: test.com

Type Name Value
CNAME example.com {Mlytics Assigned CNAME}

Once done, the Mlytics will access your DNS to look for the records. If verified, you should be good to go.

To learn more on how to configure my DNS provider for CNAME setup, please check this article.