How to configure WordPress to use a CDN

This guide assumes you've purchased a Krystal CDN and if required set up a custom hostname.

This guide shows the CDN set up as a custom hostname. If you've not followed our guide to set up a custom hostname you should use the default CDN name ending

It also assumes that you're WordPress site is using the LiteSpeed caching plugin.

It's also important that you've fully optimised your site before adding the CDN. We have a separate guide on optimising your WordPress site and we strongly advise running through that first - many of the tips also apply to sites not running WordPress, or using a different CDN.

  1. From within your WordPress dashboard select, LiteSpeed Cache > Settings.
  2. Click Show Advanced Options to show the CDN tab.
  3. Toggle the Enable CDN slider to On
    Enter the CDN URL (the hostname you set up) including the initial https://
    Enter the site's Original URL, prefixed by //
  4. By default, the CDN will cache Images, CSS and JS.
    You can alter what is cached to suite your specific requirements - adding or removing files, including directories or excluding paths.
  5. Click the Save Changes button at the top or bottom once you've entered all the required details.
  6. Purge your site's LiteSpeed cache - hover over the LiteSpeed icon in the WordPress Admin bar and select Purge All from the menu that appears.
  7. You should now be able to visit your site and see the selected resources being served from the CDN in your browser console.

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