Get started with Akamai

Let's get started! Our wizard walks you through a basic setup of your product, including creating certificates and other resources you may need to serve content on our network.

Are you new to ‚ÄčAkamai Control Center‚Äč or new to a product offered in ‚ÄčControl Center‚Äč's setup wizard? We'll customize your experience based on what your site needs to start serving traffic quickly. This means that you may see a few features instead of many for a product you're familiar with. You may also notice some differences between experiences if you're setting up a different product than one you've set up in the wizard before.

Here's a look at the steps you'll take. Your specific steps may vary depending on what your hostname needs:

  • Set up your core content delivery network (CDN) settings and any specialized products you may have, like Web Application Protector, if applicable. Your core CDN settings include creating an edge certificate.

  • Review and test your site on the network.

  • Go live. CNAME over to ‚ÄčAkamai‚Äč, test your site again, and serve live traffic.

  • If you want to, edit your new configuration and related objects to fine-tune your site.