How to create an Ecommerce CDN resource for a site using SSL

Time to Read: 5 minutes Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tools Needed: access to your hosting control panel (Plesk) Last Updated: 11/12/2018

This guide will show you how to create a CDN resource for a site using SSL

Please note that you should not attempt to create a CDN resource using ‘http’ URL entries if your site uses SSL. All URL entries will be ‘https’ if your site uses an SSL certificate.

1) Log in to your client billing area.

2) Go to ‘Services > My Services’ and click ‘View Details’ to the right of your CDN package.

3) Scroll down and click the ‘New CDN Resource’ button to begin creating a CDN resource.

4) Click the ‘http’ button to create a CDN resource.

5) The following fields need to be completed and steps followed:

- CDN Hostname: choose a single unique word for your CDN resource (‘Nublue’, for example) to be appended to your CDN SSL hostname, and enter this. With this done, you don’t need to make any changes to your DNS settings.

- Origin(s): specify your website’s domain name in the format of ‘’, without ‘https://’ or ‘www.’

- SSL Mode: to ensure that your CDN content (image files, JavaScript and CSS for example) serves securely over https, check that ‘SSL Mode – With SSL (advanced)’ is selected.

6) Next, scroll down and tick the Edge Groups you wish to use. These determine the continents where you’d like your site’s content served at an accelerated speed. You would generally tick all of these, unless there are specific continents that you don’t wish your site to target.

7) Click ‘Create CDN Resource’.

8) Now you’ll need to find your newly created CDN resource in the list and click the ‘Details’ button. Scroll to ‘DNS Settings’ and copy & paste the CDN resource address, which will be displayed as follows:

9) And you’re done! That’s everything you need to do to create your Nublue CDN resource. You should check that the record has propagated out - you can do this by browsing to and seeing whether any content is pulled in. This may take some time, but when you’re happy that the resource is working (and not before!) you should then to configure your content management system to use the CDN - please see our Knowledge Base for further guides on how to do this.