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Onboarding

Welcome to QUIC.cloud! Whether you are here for the WordPress Services, or for the Content Delivery Network, we can help you get started in no time!

Prerequisites

Pair WordPress and QUIC.cloud

Pairing WordPress and QUIC.cloud is required, but creating a QUIC.cloud account is not. (Pairing and account creation are two different things.)

You only need to create a QUIC.cloud account if you plan to use the CDN. Otherwise, an account is optional.

There are benefits to a QUIC.cloud account, including a handy dashboard where you can:

  • See detailed usage, statistics & even errors for all services
  • Have the ability to increase the quota limits with credits
  • Set up & manage all QUIC.cloud CDN options
  • Easily open a QUIC.cloud support ticket
  • Manage multiple domains in one place

For detailed instructions on pairing your WordPress site with QUIC.cloud, please see Pairing WordPress and QUIC.cloud.

Once you have paired WordPress with QUIC.cloud, you can begin using Image Optimization, Page Optimization and other cloud services immediately.

If you don’t intend to use the CDN, then your setup is complete!

NOTE: If your WordPress site uses multiple domains, be sure to add domain aliases for each one in your dashboard.

Point Your DNS to QUIC.cloud (CDN Users Only)

If you plan to use QUIC.cloud CDN, you must point your domain’s DNS in our direction. You can either do this by updating CNAME records, or by switching to our own QUIC.cloud DNS service. For more on those options, and detailed instructions, please see our DNS documentation.

NOTE: You should not change your DNS if you are only using the QUIC.cloud WordPress services. DNS updates are only needed for QUIC.cloud CDN users.

Start Using the CDN (CDN Users Only)

Once your DNS is configured, there are a few simple steps to get started using the CDN.

Turn on QUIC.cloud CDN

Turn on CDN in WordPress Plugin

From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to LiteSpeed Cache > CDN, set QUIC.cloud CDN to ON, and press the Save Changes button.

Add Your Server IP

Add Server IP

Back in your QUIC.cloud dashboard, navigate to Settings, set Server IP to your domain’s IP address, and press the Save Settings button.

If you don’t know your site’s IP address, open your browser’s developer tools, go to the Network tab, load up a page on your site, and look for the Remote Address response header.

Enable the CDN

Enable CDN at QUIC.cloud

Navigate to CDN and press the Enable CDN button.

From there, QUIC.cloud may walk you through additional setup screens, especially if your DNS is not yet verified. If everything is fine with your DNS, then within a few minutes the CDN should be enabled and an SSL certificate automatically generated. You can click the Refresh Status link if you are impatient.

Configure HTTP Access (CDN Users Only, Optional)

From the same CDN page you are currently on, navigate to CDN Config > Connection. Here you can define the way that QUIC.cloud connects with your origin server, and your site visitors.

Configure HTTP Access

  • Connection Type to Origin: How do you want QUIC.cloud to connect to your origin server? QUIC.cloud can either Match your backend server’s connection type (which could be either HTTP or HTTPS), or it can always use HTTP Only.
  • Frontend Force HTTPS: How do you want to connect to your site’s visitors? If set to ON, QUIC.cloud will force an HTTPS connection. If OFF, it will either match your origin server, or default to HTTP, depending on the value of Connection Type to Origin.
  • Enable QUIC Backend: If your origin server can handle QUIC and/or HTTP/3 connections, try this option. This will allow QUIC.cloud servers to attempt connecting to your origin server using QUIC and/or HTTP/3.

Configure Your Firewall (CDN Users Only)

When your site goes through QUIC.cloud servers, all the requests to your origin server come from QUIC.cloud IPs. This will likely trigger some firewall rules. Add the QUIC.cloud IPs to your firewall’s allowlist to avoid triggering security rules.

Verify (CDN Users Only)

Here’s a simple way to tell if QUIC.cloud CDN is serving your site: Use the LSCache Check tool

Enter your URL, and check the response headers. Look for the x-qc-pop header. If it’s there, it means your site was accessed via a QUIC.cloud PoP, your site was configured correctly, and you are good to go!

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