Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of questions on setting up a CNAME for the websites hosted on SiteRubix. These will be used for setting up my CDN service using AWS S3 CloudFront...

Background:

Currently I am using the AWS S3 bucket service (it is VERY reasonable in cost) and this additional step (adding CDN) will allow remote loading for some of my heavier pages and home page for my sites from servers distributed throughout the world...

I will have faster load times, better customer experience, more sales, etc.)...Images, media files, and certain heavy load pages will be served from the CDN server as opposed to the Siterubix server.

This move will also save on bandwidth/load for SiteRubix servers since images and some pages will be loaded from the CDN and bucket...

My Questions:

(1) Is the process for creating a CNAME the same as for creating a subdomain or does it differ due to the use (for a CDN and bucket versus another website)?

(2) Will that CNAME count against the total number of websites allowed as a premium member - currently 25 websites using your own domains?

This may not impact most people regarding the number of sites and whether this counts against the total or not, but then again it likely will affect some too, so I thought it would be good to get clarification...

Looking forward to an answer, I have a feeling this is one for Kyle or Carson, since they are the final arbiters when it comes to question 2...On question 1 they likely can also provide some insight/guidance.

Cheers!

Dave : )

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Foobard Premium
Hi, I'm building out a site that has lots of images. I was looking at hosting them on s3 or CloudFront, but I was unsure of the ability to map a subdomain to it. My domain is at Namecheap, pointed to WA, and the site is hosted by WA.
From the comments below, it looks like WA was close to offering CNAME ability 4 months ago when you posted this. Do you know if it is offered yet?
Thanks!
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Foobard Premium
I just confirmed with SiteSupport that they can do this. You just need to open a ticket with SiteSupport and give them the CNAME info. They do it for you.
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DaveSw Premium
OK cool, good to know! My host has taken care of it already (I am using a different host that SiteRubix for e-Commerce and our tracking tool)...I do have some sites hosted here that may need this soon though, the way things are going I may not move them! Cheers and thanks for the follow...I have done the same! Cheers! Dave : )
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DaveSw Premium
For all...

I also submitted a version of these questions to support on SiteRubix and they have answered me back today....

As of this time creating a CNAME is not possible through SiteRubix but...It is coming within a short period of time (weeks were mentioned, but you know it takes time, so...soon)...

Regarding the impact on the sites that you are allowed as a premium member, that is up in the air at the moment...

In light that in actuality using CDN (CloudFront) and a bucket through AWS S3 or a similar setup is going to lighten the load on SiteRubix servers, I would hope that we get brownie points and some extra domain slots hehe...

In reality, I would be OK with just maintaining the 25 we get now, that is really quite generous when I compare what you would pay for similar levels of service from an alternate website host provider...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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vg9 Premium
Quite technical. Yes, Kyle's the best person to answer this!
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DaveSw Premium
Yes because this may have gotten lost in the shuffle of daily activity here, I submitted the questions to support for their take as well....Reply above...

Bottom Line: More good things coming!

Reason I say this - if you combine the SSL feature with a CDN and a remote storage area for your heavy files, you can significantly speed up your website loading time....

We all know by now that this plays a factor in the ranking you will get from Google and other search engines...Plus it is just good business sense...

Statistically, each second more it takes to load your site you lose a portion of your sales (bounce rate goes up, no people looking at your content/offers, no business)...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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