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How to setup a CDN for vbulletin
by final kaoss
14 Jan 2011 16:09

To edit your vBulletin style to enable CDN, follow these steps:

* Open admincp by visiting http://mywebsite.com/admincp/ > Select Styles & Templates > Replacement Variable Manager:
* Click on [Add New Replacement Variable] link and set it as follows:
o Set Search for Text to href="clientscript
o Set Replace with Text to href="http://cdn.mywebsite.com/clientscript


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Avatars & Pictures - Storage Type

* Visit Avatars > Storage Type and set them as follows to match your above CDN rules by moving all of them to file systems:
o Avatars are currently being served from the filesystem at ./customavatars
o Profile pictures are currently being served from the filesystem at ./customprofilepics
o Signature pictures are currently being served from the filesystem at ./signaturepics

How Do I Test Images And Other Media Files Are Cached Or Not By CDN? Use curl to test HTTP headers (look for Etags, max-age and Expires headers):


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Credit for this nice & short tutorial goes to these guys.
http://wiki.netdna.com/Implementation/vBulletin

final kaoss 15 Jan 2011 17:18

After you finish with this, I suggest you complete the steps in this article if you're looking to max out the speed of your vbulletin.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237025

List of Paid CDN's:

Amazon CloudFront $0.150 per GB. A decent offering from Amazon. But supports origin pull ONLY from Amazon S3 which you have to pay extra.

High Winds CDN $0.075 per GB. One of the cheapest you can get. No POP (point of presence) in Asia Pacific, yet. VPS.NET is reselling this. Original price is $0.50

Cachefly $0.39 per GB ($99 plan prorated). Expensive because it is a monthly plan. Said to be of high performance. Decent POP list. 30day trial available. There is a high volume plan and price can go as low as $0.03.

Limelight Networks $0.22 per GB (PAYG). Similar to CloudFront. You need to keep the files with them. They have $0.01 for each request if your file sizes are smaller than 250kb! Rackspace is a reseller.

Internap $0.18 per GB (250GB plan). They have good coverage around the world. SoftLayer is reselling Internap accounts.

Voxel $0.20 per GB. They have good coverage around the world. Also offers pro-apache support through their extension.

MediaTemple This service is $20/Month. This includes 200GB bandwith/month. If you go over that limit, here is the pricing for that [$.15/GB up to 10TB] [$.10/GB over 10TB]. They claim to be "25% faster in delivering content when benchmarked against competitive CDNs".

sross 15 Jan 2011 20:12

Is there a way to have all attachments stored at a cdn?

final kaoss 16 Jan 2011 01:02

I'll have to look that up & post back.

Alfa1 16 Jan 2011 02:34

Have you tried this yourself? The instructions are meant to work for their pull zones.

AFAIK this does not work for css files, avatars, attachments, custom profile pics, signaturepics nor any other user generated files. The issue is that vbulletin has only one location for files and cannot set a different location for writing the files to (your server) and reading the files from (the CDN).

OldSchoolDSL 17 Jan 2011 16:27

I'll be the noob and ask....

cdn ?

final kaoss 17 Jan 2011 16:43

Read up here then.
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...static-content
Or here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network

LuisManson 19 Jan 2011 20:40

i made a thread to do something like this, but i use a plugin to rewrite the URLs on the templates
maybe that can be usefull here too

final kaoss 19 Jan 2011 23:36

A plugin for this would be helpful for alot of people, is it your own? If not, can you give us a link to it?

LuisManson 20 Jan 2011 18:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by extreme-gaming (Post 2151721)
A plugin for this would be helpful for alot of people, is it your own? If not, can you give us a link to it?

hi, near middle of the article under "plugin" http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=246277

CvP 25 Jan 2011 16:42

I wonder how a CDN based on geoip will do.
for example, using examplex.com for country x and exampley.com for country y.
ofc examplex and exampley are two different servers hosted on two different countries.
the main problem seems to be the synchronization between files/writing files.

cuocsongso 01 Mar 2011 01:47

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Originally Posted by extreme-gaming (Post 2148977)
To edit your vBulletin style to enable CDN, follow these steps:

* Open admincp by visiting http://mywebsite.com/admincp/ > Select Styles & Templates > Replacement Variable Manager:
* Click on [Add New Replacement Variable] link and set it as follows:
o Set Search for Text to href="clientscript
o Set Replace with Text to href="http://cdn.mywebsite.com/clientscript


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Avatars & Pictures - Storage Type

* Visit Avatars > Storage Type and set them as follows to match your above CDN rules by moving all of them to file systems:
o Avatars are currently being served from the filesystem at ./customavatars
o Profile pictures are currently being served from the filesystem at ./customprofilepics
o Signature pictures are currently being served from the filesystem at ./signaturepics

How Do I Test Images And Other Media Files Are Cached Or Not By CDN? Use curl to test HTTP headers (look for Etags, max-age and Expires headers):


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Credit for this nice & short tutorial goes to these guys.
http://wiki.netdna.com/Implementation/vBulletin

I met a problem after when I do it, please view attachment images

How to fix it? Thank you

A.Chakery 29 Apr 2011 16:39

solved, thanks so much for the tip :)

8thos 25 Jul 2011 19:39

Today I started using Cloudflare which comes with URLJET. Not sure if it's working yet.

final kaoss 28 Jul 2011 19:33

Yes as long as you setup cloudflare properly it does fine.

Quote:

16,066 requests saved by CloudFlare
32,112 total requests

But be aware that it is not a recognized CDN according to pagespeed, yslow & gtmetrix.
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/h...wp-super-cache
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frederick Townes
It's important to understand that CloudFlare is *not* a CDN, nor is it their intension to be. Furthermore nothing replaces properly tuning your web site before adding other services as next or final steps.

He is the guy at http://www.w3-edge.com/ aka the company who made the popular w 3 total cache plugin for wordpress.


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