If you want to use ApsaraVideo VOD to accelerate the delivery of content on a specific website, you must add the domain name for Content Delivery Network (CDN) that you want to accelerate and specify the website as the origin server. This topic describes how to add a domain name for CDN to ApsaraVideo VOD.

Prerequisites

  • ApsaraVideo VOD is activated. For more information about how to activate ApsaraVideo VOD, see Get started with ApsaraVideo VOD.
  • An origin server with stable performance is deployed.
  • A domain name to be accelerated is prepared. If the accelerated region is Mainland China or the globe, you must obtain an Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing for the domain name. If the domain name does not have an ICP filing, you can apply for an ICP filing by using Alibaba Cloud ICP Filing System.

Limits

  • The domain name for CDN that you add to ApsaraVideo VOD must be exclusive for ApsaraVideo VOD. If a DomainAlreadyExist error is displayed, check whether the domain name is added to other cloud services such as ApsaraVideo Live, Dynamic Route for CDN, Secure CDN, or video surveillance system. You can also submit a ticket.
  • You can add a maximum of 20 domain names for CDN to ApsaraVideo VOD for each Alibaba Cloud account. If the average daily peak bandwidth of your domain name is greater than 50 Mbit/s and your business is risk-free, you can submit a ticket to increase the quota.
  • Content that is served from the domain name for CDN must comply with the limits of ApsaraVideo VOD. For more information, see Domain verification.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraVideo VOD console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, find Configuration Management.
  3. Choose CDN Configuration > Domain Names.
  4. On the Domain Names page, click Add Domain Name.
    Click Add Domain Name
  5. On the Add Domain Name page, set the Domain Name, Type, Port, and Acceleration Region parameters.
    Set the domain name parameters
    Parameter Value Description
    Domain Name N/A
    When you add a domain name for CDN to ApsaraVideo VOD, take note of the following rules:
    • The domain name for CDN to be accelerated can be a subdomain name. The domain name for CDN must be in lowercase letters. Chinese characters are not supported. For example, if your domain name for CDN is example.com, you can add a subdomain name of example.com, such as vodtest.example.com, to ApsaraVideo VOD for acceleration.
    • ApsaraVideo VOD does not support wildcard domain names such as *.example.com.
    Note The specified subdomain names must belong to the same Alibaba Cloud account. When you add a domain name, Alibaba Cloud CDN verifies the ownership of the domain name. If the specified subdomain names belong to different Alibaba Cloud accounts, an error message appears. To request technical support from Alibaba Cloud, submit a ticket.
    Type OSS Domain Name Select a default Object Storage Service (OSS) bucket for ApsaraVideo VOD.
    Port N/A
    Select a port based on your business requirements.
    • Port 80

      Requests are redirected to the origin server by using port 80.

    • Port 443

      Requests are redirected to the origin server by using port 443.

    Acceleration Region Mainland China (ICP Filing Required) If you select Mainland China (ICP Filing Required), you must apply for an ICP filing from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). For more information, see Limits.
    Global (ICP Filing Required) If you select Global (ICP Filing Required), you must apply for an ICP filing from MIIT. For more information, see Limits.
    Outside Mainland China (ICP Filing Not Required) If you select Outside Mainland China (ICP Filing Not Required), you do not need to apply for an ICP filing from MIIT.
  6. Click Submit.
    Success message

    After your domain name for CDN is approved, you can view the domain name for CDN on the Domain Names page in the ApsaraVideo VOD console. If the domain name for CDN is in the Enabled state, the domain name for CDN is added to ApsaraVideo VOD.

    Note
    • If the review of your domain name for CDN is urgent, submit a ticket.
    • If the origin server is an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance or an OSS bucket, less time is required to verify the ownership of the domain name for CDN.
    • After a domain name for CDN is added to ApsaraVideo VOD, Alibaba Cloud CDN assigns a CNAME to the domain name for CDN. The acceleration feature of Alibaba Cloud CDN takes effect only after you configure a CNAME record for the domain name. For more information about how to configure a CNAME record, see Configure a CNAME record in Alibaba Cloud DNS.