Read Timeout

You can include a read timeout to determine how long an edge server requesting content from your origin should wait. If the edge server can't connect during the time set, a 504 Gateway Timeout error is sent to the client. You can include this to override the default timeout that a requesting client, such as a browser uses. For example, you could:

  • Set a lesser time so an end user isn't waiting too long for your requested content and instead is sent an error so they can retry the request.
  • Set a longer time if you don't want a browser to use its default timeout and timeout too early.

You can set the Timeout value from 1 through 599 seconds, or from 1 through 9 minutes. This value should never be zero.


You should contact your ​Akamai​ account team for help configuring this behavior.