Aug 21, 2023 — Build on the cloud tutorial

Learn how set up virtual compute instances ("Linodes") to serve as your origin server to deliver a basic, highly secure website through an Ion property.

Check out the new Build on the cloud tutorial for step-by-step instructions.


  • Set up Linodes. You'll create three separate Linode compute instances to serve as origin servers. You'll also set up load balancing and failover to better protect your site.
  • Establish a secure connection. You'll use our enhanced transport layer security via a certificate. This combination supports the exchange of personally identifiable information (PII) that's typically required for an e-commerce or protected site.
  • Quickly configure your Ion property. We'll walk you through how to add basic settings to streamline and secure the delivery of your site.
  • User interface and API support. Run through the process with user interfaces​Akamai Control Center​ and ​Akamai​ Cloud Manageror with APIs.