Getting started

These articles provide basic instructions for getting started with Fastly services.


Concepts

Concepts are a collection of guides that introduce you to core ideas essential to understanding content delivery networks (CDNs) and Fastly.

Content types delivered by Fastly The underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web to define how content is formatted and transmitted is…

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Our points of presence (POPs) on the internet are strategically placed at the center of the highest density Internet Exchange Points around…

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An application programming interface (API) facilitates communication between technology products and systems. It is sometimes said that APIs…

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A cache is a location that temporarily stores data for faster retrieval by the things that need to access it. Caching refers to the process of storing this data.

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A content delivery network, or CDN, is a network of servers distributed all across the world that work together to make delivering content…

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Cache invalidation, otherwise known as purging or cache purge, is the process of eliminating content from cache ahead of when it would naturally expire or be evicted. Once content is purged, a request for that content will be retrieved from the source rather than the cache.

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Domains

These articles provide basic, essential information and instructions for bringing your domains to Fastly.

To route traffic to a Fastly service using your domain name, you must associate the domain with your Fastly service and update your…

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Domains are used to route requests to your service. You associate your domain names with your origin when provisioning a Fastly service so…

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Hosts

These articles provide basic, essential information and instructions for connecting hosts, also referred to as a backends or origins, to Fastly.

As a content delivery network , Fastly works by having any one of our global points of presence (POP) respond to requests that would…

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Health checks monitor the status of your hosts. Fastly performs health checks on your origin server based on the Check frequency setting you…

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A host , also referred to as a backend or origin , is a web server or cloud service that contains the content of your website or…

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Services

These articles provide basic, essential information and instructions for working with services.

A Fastly service is a user-defined set of caching rules and behaviors for a website or application. You might create new Fastly services to…

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Once you create a CDN service , you can edit and activate new versions of your Fastly services that include refinements and updates to…

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You can create a Compute service and connect it to a Compute project directly from the web interface. Once you create your service, you…

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Web interface

These articles describe key features of the Fastly web interface controls.

Home
 

These articles provide basic information about the Home page of the Fastly web interface.

Observability
 

These articles provide basic information about the Observability controls in the Fastly web interface.

CDN
 

These articles provide basic information about the CDN controls of the Fastly web interface.

Compute
 

These articles provide basic information about the Compute controls of the Fastly web interface.

Security
 

These articles provide basic information about the Security controls in the Fastly web interface.

Resources
 

These articles provide basic information about the Resources controls in the Fastly web interface.

Account
 

These articles provide basic information about the Account controls in the Fastly web interface.

Can't find exactly what you're looking for using the navigation controls? The universal search controls allow you to search globally across…

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Located in the account area of the web interface, the Sustainability dashboard provides data visualizations for Fastly's carbon emission…

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The user quick links menu provide you with direct links to account, billing, and contact information you're likely to want access to most…

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Fastly provides web interface access to all of its features and functions, which are also accessible using Fastly's application programming…

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