In the Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) console, you can configure domain names and complete other basic operations. You can also view resource monitoring data and analyze data in real time. The CDN console provides your billing information and allows you to change the billing method at any time. This topic describes the CDN console and the domain management features.

Note To help you understand and obtain up-to-date information about CDN, this topic divides the features in the CDN console into domain management and service management according to your business needs.

Console guide

The following figure shows the CDN console interface.CDN console
The following table describes the CDN console interface.
No. Element Description
1 Left-side navigation pane Displays the navigation pane for domain management. For more information, see Domain management features.
2 Basic Data Displays the usage status of each billing item based on the billing method of your CDN service. For more information, see Pricing of basic services.
3 Hot Services Shows you how to access the frequently used CDN features.
4 CDN User Guide Displays the links of the CDN help documents. For more information, see CDN Learning Path.
5 Billing Method Displays the billing method you have selected. You can also modify the billing method as needed. For more information, see Pricing of basic services and Pricing of value-added services.
6 Resource Plans Displays the resource plans you have purchased. For more information, see Resource plans.
7 Total Domains Allows you to manage the existing domains, add domains, and perform the refresh or prefetch operation.
8 Other Related Products Displays CDN-related products.
9 Domain Ranking by Traffic Displays top five accelerated domains ranked by network traffic.

Domain management features

The following table lists the accelerated domain management features.
Feature Reference Description Default value
Copy configurations Copy configurations Allows you to copy one or more configurations of an accelerated domain to another one or more accelerated domains. None
Alert settings Set an alert rule Monitors accelerated domains by using the following metrics: peak bandwidth, proportions of HTTP status codes 4xx and 5xx, hit rate, Internet outbound traffic, and queries per second (QPS). This allows CloudMonitor to send an alert message through SMS or email based on the settings in the CDN console. This alert message is generated according to an alert rule. None
Tag management Attach tags to a domain name Allows you to add tags to a domain name or group domain names by tags. None
Use tags to manage domain names Allows you to use tags to filter domain names for group management. None
Query domain names by tag Allows you to use tags to filter domain names for data query. None
Basic information settings Modify basic information Allows you to modify the accelerated region. None
Configure an origin server Allows you to modify the origin information. None
Back-to-origin settings Configure an origin host Allows you to modify the domain name of the origin host. Enabled
Configure the origin protocol policy Allows CDN to communicate with your origin according to the specified origin protocol policy. If you specify the Follow policy, CDN communicates with your origin over HTTP or HTTPS, depending on the protocol of the client request. Disabled
Enable private bucket back-to-origin authorization Grants CDN permissions to access the specified private Object Storage Service (OSS) bucket that serves as the origin. Disabled
Configure an origin SNI Allows you to set a Server Name Indication (SNI) value to specify the requested domain name in an HTTPS back-to-origin request. You must enable this feature when the IP address of the origin server is mapped to multiple domain names. Disabled
Customize an HTTP header Allows you to add or remove HTTP headers when CDN communicates with the origin over HTTP. Disabled
Set the origin request timeout period Allows you to set the maximum amount of time that CDN waits for a response after it redirects a request to the origin. If CDN does not receive a response before the timeout period expires, the connection between the CDN node and the origin is terminated. 30 seconds
Cache settings Create a cache expiration rule Allows you to customize cache expiration rules for specified resources. None
Create a status code expiration rule Allows you to customize the expiration rules for the status codes of the resources in the specified directories or with the specified file extensions. None
Create an HTTP header Allows you to customize HTTP request headers. CDN provides 10 HTTP request header parameters for customization. None
Customize an error page Allows you to customize a complete URL to redirect for an HTTP or HTTPS response code. 404
Configure a rewrite rule Allows you to modify a request URI and perform a 302 redirect to the specified target URI. None
HTTPS secure acceleration Configure an SSL certificate Provides an end-to-end HTTPS secure acceleration solution. You can enable the secure acceleration mode and upload the certificate and private key for an accelerated domain. This feature also allows you to view, disable, enable, or modify certificates. Disabled
Enable HTTP/2 Enables the binary protocol HTTP/2 to provide multiple benefits including scalability, security, multiplexing, and header compression. Disabled
Enable force redirect Redirects requests from clients to L1 nodes as HTTP or HTTPS requests if HTTPS secure acceleration is enabled. Disabled
Configure TLS Enables the TLS handshake for the accelerated domain after a TLS protocol version is enabled. Only TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2, and TLS 1.3 are supported. Disabled
Configure HSTS HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is used to force clients such as browsers to use HTTPS to connect to the server. Disabled
Access control Configure hotlink protection Allows you to configure a referer blacklist or whitelist to identify and filter visitors. Disabled
Configure URL signing Allows you to configure URL signing to prevent unauthorized downloads of and access to the resources on the origin server. Disabled
Configure an IP address blacklist or whitelist Allows you to configure an IP address blacklist or whitelist to identify and filter visitors. Disabled
Configure a User-Agent blacklist or whitelist Allows you to configure a User-Agent blacklist or whitelist to identify and filter visitors. Disabled
Performance optimization HTML optimization Compresses and removes HTML redundant content, such as blank lines and carriage return characters, to reduce the file size. Disabled
Intelligent compression Supports intelligent compression for content in multiple formats to reduce the size of transmitted content. Disabled
Configure Brotli compression Compresses static text files. This reduces the size of transmitted content and accelerates content delivery. Disabled
Parameter filtering Specifies whether CDN retains parameters that follow a question mark (?) in the URL of a back-to-origin request. You can enable this feature when the URL includes a question mark and parameters. Disabled
Advanced settings Configure bandwidth cap Allows you to specify a maximum bandwidth value. If the average bandwidth measured at five-minute intervals exceeds the maximum bandwidth, the accelerated domain is disabled automatically. This can protect the accelerated domain. In this case, all requests are redirected to the origin server. Disabled
Video-related settings Object chunking Reduces the consumption of back-to-origin network traffic and shortens resource response time. Disabled
Video seeking Allows you to drag and drop the playback progress of an audio or video file and ensures the playback quality. Disabled
Configure audio or video preview Allows you to preview audio and video content. Disabled
Audio extraction Allows you to request audio data from a video file. With this feature enabled, a CDN node extracts audio data from a video file and returns the audio data to the client. This reduces network traffic usage. Disabled
IPv6 Configure IPv6 settings Allows IPv6 clients to send requests to CDN over IPv6. CDN can also include the IPv6 information of the clients in back-to-origin requests. Disabled