This topic describes the operation process and scenarios of Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN) to help you get started.

The following figure shows how to get started with DCDN. Quick Start
The following table illustrates the steps for quick start.
No. Step Scenario
1 Activate Dynamic Route for CDN You can use Dynamic Content for CDN (DCDN) only after the service is activated.
2 Add a domain If you want to accelerate a specific website, you must use the website as the origin and create an accelerated domain name for it in the Dynamic Route for CDN (DCDN) console. By using the accelerated domain, DCDN caches static content from the origin to cache nodes, and retrieves dynamic content from the origin through dynamic acceleration technologies including smart routing optimization and protocol optimization. In this way, resource access efficiency is improved.
3 Configure a CNAME record After a domain is added to DCDN, Alibaba Cloud DCDN team will assign a canonical name (CNAME) to the domain. To enable the DCDN service for the domain, you must create a CNAME record to map the domain to the CNAME. In this way, requests for the domain can be sent to DCDN cache nodes.