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Managing CDN Traffic by Location

QUIC.cloud CDN offers Standard Plan users the ability to control traffic to their domains.

With Traffic Management you can block or allow traffic globally, by continent, or by country. From your dashboard, choose the domain you wish to use, and navigate to CDN > CDN Config > Traffic. You will see the Current Filter displayed in the Traffic Management box. Current Filter defaults to Allow All.

Traffic Management

Press the Manage Filters button to block or allow traffic from any listed area. When you "block" traffic, it means that visitors from the blocked area will not be allowed to access your domain at all. A 403 Forbidden error will be returned.

Traffic Management - Allow All Traffic

Make your changes, and press the Save Traffic Filters button.

NOTE: Traffic Management is different than the Change Regions function under CDN > Summary > Plans, which allows you to turn off certain regional PoPs in the QUIC.cloud CDN network. For example, with Change Regions, when you disable the Asia region, any traffic from Asia is still allowed to visit your site, but it will do so through a PoP in one of your other enabled regions instead. Use Change Regions if you want to control which PoPs are enabled (useful for budgeting). Use Traffic Management if you want to control which areas of the world are allowed (or not allowed) to view your content.

Example: Allow Only One Country

Let’s say only visitors from the United States are allowed to view your content.

  • Select Block All, and Block will automatically be selected for every continent.
  • Under North America, click the Exception button, and choose United States.
  • Press the Save Traffic Filters button.

Traffic Management - Allow Only One Country

Current Filter should now say Block All; Allow US.

Traffic Management

Example: Block Multiple Continents

Let’s say everyone can view your content, except for those in the Americas.

  • Select Allow All, and Allow will automatically be selected for every continent.
  • Select Block next to North America
  • Select Block next to South America
  • Press the Save Traffic Filters button.

Traffic Management - Block Multiple Continents

Current Filter should now say Allow All; Block North America; Block South America.

Traffic Management

Example: Allow a Mix of Continents and Countries

Let’s say only visitors from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada, and the entire continent of Oceania is allowed to view your content.

  • Select Block All, and Block will automatically be selected for every continent.
  • Under Europe, click the Exception button, and choose Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Under North America, click the Exception button, and choose Canada.
  • Select Allow next to Oceania
  • Press the Save Traffic Filters button.

Traffic Management - Allow a Mix of Continents and Countries

Current Filter should now say Block All; Allow DK, NO, SW; Allow CA; Allow Oceania.

Traffic Management

Exceptions

googlebot, bingbot, and other search engine crawlers are excluded from Traffic Management. Your domain will still be indexed by search engines.

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