Enable QUIC.cloud CDN on Your WordPress Site Using CNAME Pointing

This tutorial walks you through the steps you can take to enable QUIC.cloud CDN on your WordPress site using the CNAME pointing method.

This is the officially recommended method of enabling QUIC.cloud CDN on a WordPress site hosted on HostM, as it does not involve changing the domain’s nameservers.

  1. Ensure your WordPress site is on the ‘www.’ version of the domain.

    Navigate to your WordPress admin dashboard, and go to Settings > General. Check the values in the 'WordPress Address (URL)' and 'Site Address (URL)' fields.

    They should be in the format 'https://www.example.com', with 'example.com' being your actual domain name. If they’re not, update them accordingly. Ensure the 'www.' portion is included.

  2. Redirect all incoming traffic from the non-www version of your site’s URL to the www version .

  3. If you haven't already done so, install the LiteSpeed Cache plugin and configure it with a domain key.

  4. Once the plugin is active, you’ll see various options in its dashboard. Please avoid the ‘QUIC.cloud CDN Setup’ tab in the CDN section, as it leads to the Automatic Setup method, which requires the changing of nameservers.

  5. In the left sidebar, select LiteSpeed Cache > General.

  6. To the right of the Domain Key field, you should see an orange button named Link to QUIC.cloud. Click that button.

  7. If you already have a QUIC.cloud account, click the Log In button below the registration form to sign in.

  8. If you do not yet have a QUIC.cloud account:

    • Create a new QUIC.cloud account by entering the email address and password you wish to use with QUIC.cloud.

    • Check your Inbox for the verification email and click the Activate Account button found in the email to activate your QUIC.cloud account.

    • Click the My Dashboard button, then enter your QUIC.cloud login details to sign in.

  9. In the Domains section, click your domain.

  10. Click the Settings tab.

  11. Scroll to the bottom where it mentions Missing LSCWP Settings and click the link at the end of the paragraph to visit the LiteSpeed Cache plugin’s CDN settings.

  12. Click the On button for QUIC.cloud CDN to enable it, then click the Save button.

  13. Switch back to the browser tab containing the dashboard for your QUIC.cloud account and click the CDN tab.

  14. Click the Enable CDN button.

  15. Select the I want to use CNAME option, then click Confirm Choice.

  16. Copy the CNAME destination supplied by QUIC.cloud.

  17. Sign in to your hosting account’s cPanel and visit the Zone Editor.

  18. Click the Manage button for your domain.

  19. Click the CNAME tag below the Filter by name field.

  20. Click the Edit button for the entry with www.example.com (where example.com is replaced with your actual domain) in the Name column.

  21. Paste the CNAME destination that you had copied earlier into the field in the Record column.

  22. Click the Save Record button.

  23. Switch back to the browser tab containing the dashboard for your QUIC.cloud account and click the Continue button.

  24. Ignore any instructions to change the CNAME for the non-www version of your domain, as this is not needed in this case.

    Also ensure further down the page that the Map Both www/non-www setting remains in the Off position.

  25. Wait 20 minutes for the DNS verification and SSL generation to complete.

  26. Click the CDN tab at the QUIC.cloud dashboard to view the current status. You should now see that the CDN is fully verified.

You’re all set! QUIC.cloud CDN is now enabled on your WordPress site.

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