How to configure the M3 CDN with WordPress and W3 Total Cache

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This article will show you how to configure your M3 content delivery network plan with WordPress installed via the W3 Total Cache plug-in.

Requirements

  • Make sure you have an active M3 content delivery network services. If you do not have a CDN services you can view our plans at M3Server.com
  • Login to your M3 client area click on services > my services.
  • Latest version of WordPress, installed with the W3 Total Cache plug-in.

Configuration Steps

  1. Validate CDN subdomain is working. Put cdn.yourdomain.com into browser.
    • Works: Proceed to Step 2.
    • Doesn’t Work: Ask a M3 tech to review your DNS record.
  2. Configure W3TC plugin in WordPress
    • Click General Settings
      w3tc_performance
    • Scroll down to CDN Section
      w3tc_cdn_setting
    • Check the Enable: Theme files, media library attachments, CSS, JS files etc will appear to load instantly for site visitors.
    • For the CDN Type select (Origin Pull) Generic Mirror
    • Click Save All Settings
  3. Configure W3TC CDN Setting
    • Select Performance > CDN
      w3tc_cdn_setup
    • Scroll down to the Configuration
      SSL_support_w3tc_plugin
    • Under SSL support, select Disabled (always use HTTP)
    • In the Replace site’s hostname with: cdn.yourdomain.com
    • Click Save all settings to deploy your W3 Total Cache configuration.
    • Click Purge All Cache
    • Load your domain in browser to make sure everything it working properly.
    • Browser validation: view source on your website page looking for the CDN subdomain in your source code.
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