Using a CDN (Content Delivery Network)

A CDN speeds up access to your DriveToWeb content. Some CDNs also enable you to access your content via HTTPS for improved security.

We recommend and support using the CloudFlare CDN, which provides a free tier for personal websites, and enables HTTPS access to your custom domain name.

To use a CDN, you must first have a custom domain name that is set up to point to your DriveToWeb content.

Then you need to do the following:

  1. In DNS settings, which should now be managed by the CDN, create a TXT record similar to the CNAME record you created when setting up your custom domain name. The name of the TXT record should be same as your CNAME record (for www.example.com, set name to www), and value of the TXT record set to the target of the CNAME record, prefixed by the string DRVTW= (for ptjmp8b6xwmygzg4jlm2pa-on.drv.tw, set value of TXT to DRVTW=ptjmp8b6xwmygzg4jlm2pa-on.drv.tw). This is needed because your CDN overrides the CNAME record.
  2. You may adjust CDN configuration to enable accessing your custom domain name using the HTTPS secure protocol.