Origin Host Setup : Instructions for specific domain providers

PageSpeed Service was turned off on August 3rd, 2015. Please see Turndown Information for PageSpeed Service.

This page contains provider-specific instructions for setting the origin host of your site to use PageSpeed Service, which is Step 4 in the Setup Guide.

You will need to add either a DNS A-record or a CNAME-record, depending on your site's current DNS configuration. Click the Setup origin host link in the your domain's status message, read the instructions to determine which of the two record types you need to add, and follow the relevant instructions below.

If your provider is not listed below, try searching your hosting provider's documentation or use your favorite search engine to find instructions to add a DNS record. Also please feel free to write to us if you have feedback or need assistance.

Note that changes to DNS records may take up to 24 hours to propagate. Consider using the tool at www.whatsmydns.net to check your site's DNS records around the globe.

1and1.com

Add an A record
  1. Log in to your account at admin.1and1.com.
  2. If it's not already selected, click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Domains. The Domain Overview page should then appear.
  4. If there is already a subdomain listed for your site's address, skip to Step 6. Otherwise, from the New drop-down menu, select Create Subdomain.
  5. Enter only the subdomain you want to use, and click OK. For example, if you chose origin.example.com for your origin domain's address, you should enter origin here.
  6. Select the checkbox next to the subdomain that you will be using. (Example: origin.example.com)
  7. From the DNS menu, select Edit DNS Settings.
  8. Click the radio button next to A.
  9. Next to Alias, enter the target IP address you were instructed to use from the console.
  10. Click OK.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log in to your account at admin.1and1.com.
  2. If it's not already selected, click the Administration tab.
  3. Click Domains. The Domain Overview page should then appear.
  4. If there is already a subdomain listed for your site's address, skip to Step 6. Otherwise, from the New drop-down menu, select Create Subdomain.
  5. Enter only the subdomain you want to use, and click OK. For example, if you chose origin.example.com for your origin domain's address, you should enter origin here.
  6. Check the box next to the subdomain. (Example: origin.example.com)
  7. From the DNS menu, select Edit DNS Settings.
  8. Click the radio button next to CNAME.
  9. Next to Alias, enter the target address you were instructed to use from the console.
  10. Click OK.

aruba.it

Add an A record
  1. Log into your account at admin.aruba.it and navigate to the Control Panel and click on DNS.
  2. Click on the Manage button in the A Record section.
  3. In the Host field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  4. In the Indirizzo IPv4 field, enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  5. Click on Continue, and then Save Settings to commit the change.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log into your account at admin.aruba.it and navigate to the Control Panel and click on DNS.
  2. Click on the Manage button in the CNAME Record section.
  3. In the Host field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  4. In the Nom CNAME field, enter the target hostname that you were instructed to use from the console.
  5. Click on Continue, and then Save Settings to commit the change.

bluehost.com

Add an A record
  1. Log into the cPanel at www.bluehost.com.
  2. Select the DNS Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.
  3. Select the domain you're modifying from the drop-down box.
  4. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
  5. In the Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  6. Leave the TTL field at its default setting.
  7. From the drop-down labeled Type, select A
  8. In the Address field, enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  9. Click on the Add Record button to create the record.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log into the cPanel at www.bluehost.com.
  2. Select the DNS Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.
  3. Select the domain you're modifying from the drop-down box.
  4. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
  5. In the Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  6. Leave the TTL field at its default setting.
  7. From the drop-down labeled Type, select CNAME
  8. In the CNAME field, enter the domain name for this record to point to that you were instructed to use from the console.
  9. Click on the Add Record button to create the record.

dreamhost.com

Add an A record
  1. Log in to your account at panel.dreamhost.com.
  2. Click Domains on the left side and select Manage Domains from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the DNS link located under your domain.
  4. In the Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  5. Change the Type to A.
  6. In the Value field, enter the IP address you were instructed to use from the console.
  7. Click the Add Record Now! button to add the record.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log in to your account at panel.dreamhost.com
  2. Click Domains on the left side and select Manage Domains from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the DNS link located under your domain.
  4. In the Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  5. Change the Type to CNAME.
  6. In the Value field, enter the target address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  7. Click the Add Record Now! button to add the record.

gandi.net

Add an A record
  1. Log in to your account at gandi.net.
  2. Click the Administration tab, and then click the Control Panel link.
  3. Click the domain you want to manage, and go to Technical Settings.
  4. Click Manage DNS zone file.
  5. Click Add an entry, and for each field, do the following:
    • In the Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
    • For the Type field, select A.
    • For the Value field, enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. You should be back to the list of entries. Click Submit Changes.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log in to your account at gandi.net.
  2. Click the Administration tab, and then click the Control Panel link.
  3. Click the domain you want to manage, and go to Technical Settings.
  4. Click Manage DNS zone file.
  5. Click Add an entry, and for each field, do the following:
    • In the Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
    • For the Type field, select CNAME.
    • For the Value field, enter the target hostname that you were instructed to use from the console.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. You should be back to the list of entries. Click Submit Changes.

godaddy.com

Add an A record
  1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com by clicking the My Account tab.
  2. Under the Domains header, find the domain you're using and click Launch to the right of this domain.
  3. Under the DNS Manager header, click Launch.
  4. In the A (Host) section, click Quick Add.
  5. In the new row that appears, enter the following information:
    • Host: Enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your chosen origin domain name is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
    • Points to: Enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console
    • TTL: Leave the TTL value to the default selection.
  6. At the top or the bottom of the page, click the Save Zone File button.
  7. Click OK in the pop-up.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log in to your account at www.godaddy.com by clicking the My Account tab.
  2. Under the Domains header, find the domain you're using and click Launch to the right of this domain.
  3. Under the DNS Manager header, click Launch.
  4. In the CNAME (Alias) section, click Quick Add.
  5. In the new row that appears, enter the following information:
    • Host: Enter the prefix of the origin domain name that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain name is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
    • Points to: Enter the target address you were instructed to use from the console.
    • TTL: Leave the TTL value to the default selection.
  6. At the top or the bottom of the page, click the Save Zone File button.
  7. Click OK in the pop-up.

hosteurope.de

Add an A record
  1. Log in to your account at kis.hosteurope.de.
  2. From the menu select Administration -> Domain Services -> Administration -> Edit AutoDNS domains. This will show you a list of your domains.
  3. Clicking on Edit will take you to the configuration menu of the domain, which has 3 sections
  4. In the DNS Entries section, you can create a new record from the last row of the table.
  5. In the Hostname field enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  6. For the Zeigt Auf (Type) field, select A.
  7. The last column is the value field. Here enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  8. Click Neu Alegen (New Record) to create the new record.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log in to your account at kis.hosteurope.de.
  2. From the menu select Administration -> Domain Services -> Administration -> Edit AutoDNS domains. This will show you a list of your domains.
  3. Clicking on Edit will take you to the configuration menu of the domain, which has 3 sections.
  4. In the DNS Entries section, you can create a new record from the last row of the table.
  5. In the Hostname field, enter the prefix of the origin domain name that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  6. For the Zeigt Auf (Type) field, select CNAME.
  7. The last column is the value field. Here enter the target hostname that you were instructed to use from the console.
  8. Click Neu Alegen (New Record) to create the new record.

namecheap.com

Add an A record
  1. Log into your Namecheap account.
  2. Once you are logged in, go to the Domains tab and click on Manage Domains.
  3. Cick on your domain name.
  4. In the left-hand menu find and click All Host Records. Note that if you do not have this option listed in the left-hand menu, it likely means that your domain uses a third party name server, and you will need to set up the origin host at their website instead of here.
  5. Under the Subdomain Settings section, fill the 3 column fields as described below.
  6. In the Host Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain name that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  7. In the IP Address/URL field, enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  8. In the Record Type menu, select A Record.
  9. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log into your Namecheap account.
  2. Once you are logged in, go to the Domains tab and click on Manage Domains.
  3. Cick on your domain name.
  4. In the left-hand menu find and click All Host Records. Note that if you do not have this option listed in the left-hand menu, it likely means that your domain uses a third party nameserver, and you will need to set up the origin host at their website instead of here.
  5. Under the Subdomain Settings section, fill the 3 column fields as described below.
  6. In the Host Name field, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  7. In the IP Address/URL field, enter the target hostname you were instructed to use from the console.
  8. In the Record Type menu, select CNAME Record.
  9. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

ovh.com

Add an A record
  1. Log into your account.
  2. Choose your domain from the menu on the left. Click Domains & DNS.
  3. Then click DNS zone and eventually A field. This should present a form with fields for Subdomain and Target IP address.
  4. In the Subdomain field, enter the prefix of the origin domain name that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  5. In the Target IP menu, select the appropriate address type and enter the target IP address you were instructed to use from the console.
  6. Then click Accept.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log into your account.
  2. Choose your domain from the menu on the left. Click Domains & DNS.
  3. Then click DNS zone and eventually CNAME field. This should present a form with fields for Subdomain and Target address.
  4. In the Subdomain field, enter the prefix of the origin domain name that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  5. In the Target Address field, enter the target address you were instructed to use from the console.
  6. Then click Accept.

transip.nl

Add an A record
  1. Log in to your account at www.transip.nl.
  2. Under the header Domain & hosting, click the domain that you wish to manage.
  3. In the Domain menu, click DNS Management.
  4. In the column Type, select A.
  5. In the column Name, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  6. Leave the TTL column on the default value.
  7. In the Value field, enter the target IP address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  8. Click Save.
Add a CNAME record
  1. Log in to your account at www.transip.nl.
  2. Under the header Domain & hosting, click the domain that you wish to manage.
  3. In the Domain menu, click DNS Management.
  4. In the column Type, select CNAME.
  5. In the column Name, enter the prefix of the origin domain that you want to add the record for. For example, if your origin domain is origin.example.com, enter just origin here.
  6. Leave the TTL column on the default value.
  7. In the Value field, enter the target host address that you were instructed to use from the console.
  8. Click Save.