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Integration with MaxCDN - Error "Unable to resolve hostname" (6 posts)

  1. Garfinator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have went through detailed guides to configure MaxCDN with W3 Total Cache, but I am getting the error "Unable to resolve hostname" when using the "Test NetDNA/MaxCDN" button in W3 Total Cache.

    My W3 Total Cache settings are as follows:
    - Alias: my MaxCDN user alias
    - Consumer Key & Secret: what I configured in MaxCDN
    - SSL Support: Auto (I played with the other options but no impact)
    - Replace site's hostname with: cdn.yools.com

    In the DNS zone for yools.com, I have created a CNAME record "dns" pointing to "zonename.useralias.netdna-cdn.com".

    When using these settings, I am not only getting the error "Unable to resolve hostname" when testing but the website indeed loads in a wrong way (CSS, Javascript, ... not correctly loaded).

    When I enter "zonename.useralias.netdna-cdn.com" next to "Replace site's hostname with" (instead of cdn.yools.com), it does work. However, I would like to enter multiple cdn subdomains to fully optimize the CDN.

    Any idea why it isn't working? I'd be happy to provide further input. Thanks a lot for your support.


  2. the9man
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm also looking to configure MaxCDN on my blog AndroMint, by following the steps mentioned in various sites over the net.

    I have configured everything but when I test my CDN, W3 gives an error "Unable to resolve hostname". What could be the issue? Does the CNAME takes time to replicate?

    Thanks for support.

  3. Fahim Mahmood
    Posted 3 years ago #

    try make the CNAME same as your bucket name

  4. cogresha
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I have this same problem. What is a "bucket name"?

  5. bluantinoo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have this problem too
    What is a "bucket name"?

  6. smcool
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I have applied cloudfare CDN to my blog (iDroidSpace), but some times it shows 522 Server error and sometimes ask for the "retry live version". Can somebody help me out for that problems?

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