Create a simple microsite

This use case combines Linode's and Akamai's capabilities to create a complete end-to-end solution for a simple microsite. To build this application we'll use Linode origin servers and an Akamai delivery product.

Akamai cloud computing based on Linode provides you with these benefits when creating a microsite:

  • Simple and well-documented UI, CLI, and API provisioning capabilities
  • A clear pricing model that lets you more accurately estimate the cost for your compute needs
  • The simplicity of Linode combined with the scale of the Akamai CDN

Architecture overview

architecture overview


This use case is for existing Akamai customers that want to learn how to use cloud computing based on Linode when building applications.

Linode account

Before you start, make sure you have access to a Linode Cloud Manager account, either through your existing account or via a trial login. You can also signup for a new account.


Talk to your account representative or simply try the free credit available on the Linode web site.

If you're new to Linode, watch this video to help you get started.

Entitlement for Ion

You also need access to an Akamai account with entitlement for Ion.


To see if you already have entitlement for Ion, login to ​Akamai Control Center​, go to > ACCOUNT ADMIN > Contracts. Click a Contract ID and search for Ion in the list of products.

Learn more

  • You can also view the instructions for this use case in the Linode documentation.

  • To participate in a series of interactive modules that will guide you through the steps to get started with Akamai cloud computing based on Linode, go to the Build on Akamai training. You can use your Akamai Control Center login credentials to access the site.