Litespeed’s QUIC.cloud is a new way to supercharge your website.
The heading of each section below links to a separate article that explains that step fully and in detail.
After reading through this guide and its linked articles, if there is something you do not understand, please let us know by sending an email to support[at]quic.cloud.
-Before you can use QUIC.cloud, you must update your LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress plugin to at least v3.0.
-These guides also assumes you already have a domain setup with WordPress. If you do not yet, please check out WordPress’ Domains guide.
Before you can use QUIC.cloud, you must pair it with your WordPress site, so the two can communicate.
2. Setting up your DNS
Before a domain can use QUIC.cloud CDN, the DNS for that domain must be properly set up.
If you are not sure about how the DNS works, check out our DNS Overview.
The QUIC.cloud DNS setup is a different process depending on if your site uses the root domain or a subdomain. If your site uses the root domain, you need to check if your DNS provider supports CNAME flattening. An example of a root domain is example.com. All other usages of this domain, such as sub.example.com or www.example.com, are subdomains. If your DNS provider does not offer CNAME flattening you have three options:
- Change your site domain to a subdomain (like www.example.com). This allows you to use the assigned CNAME for your subdomain. Follow our ‘Switch Naked Domain to www Domain’ article for assistance.
- Change your DNS provider to QUIC.cloud DNS so you can continue use your root domain.
- Change your DNS provider to a provider that offers CNAME flattening, like CloudFlare, so you can continue to use your root domain. For example, you can switch from GoDaddy to Cloudflare.
Follow the article corresponding to your DNS provider. This list includes a few of the more popular DNS providers, but if your DNS provider is not listed, please check out Setting up your DNS with your Subdomain.
Supports CNAME Flattening:
- Setting up your DNS with QUIC.cloud
- Setting up your DNS with CloudFlare
- Setting up your DNS with DNSMadeEasy
- Setting up your DNS with DNSimple
- Setting up your DNS with Name.com
- Setting up your DNS with Hostinger
Does NOT Support CNAME Flattening:
- Setting up your DNS with Digital Ocean
- Setting up your DNS with cPanel
- Setting up your DNS with Hetzner
- Setting up your DNS with Namecheap (supports CNAME flattening, but does not work with QUIC.cloud’s GeoDNS)
You can use QUIC.cloud without using the QUIC.cloud CDN, but if you’d like to use the CDN you must enable it. As long as your DNS is set up properly for your domain, you can enable the CDN in a matter of seconds.
QUIC.cloud offers three options to configure how your browser connects to QUIC.cloud and how QUIC.cloud connects to the origin server.
There are two indicators if you are using QUIC on your domain. You must verify first, though, that your domain is working properly after setting up QUIC.cloud. Once you confirm your domain is functioning properly, you can use a Chrome extension or a website to confirm QUIC is active.