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Understanding and Locating the StackPath Site URL

The StackPath site URL is automatically generated after a site is created. It consists of three parts:

  • Site name: This is the name a site is given before it's provisioned.
  • Alias name: This is created during initial StackPath account setup. Many people use their company name or last name.
  • StackPath server name: This is the name of the servers StackPath delivers content from. StackPath users can not rename this. It's always

The site URL is structured like this:

Site URL vs Custom Site URL

The site URL generated after a site is created contains the root URL of the CDN. However, you can mask this by creating a CNAME record.

Creating a CNAME record lets you use what's known as a custom CDN URL in place of the original root CDN URL. This is usually done for branding purposes. For instance, if visitors view the source code of a page they'll see a brand-friendly URL ( rather than a StackPath URL ( for static assets.


Custom CDN URL:

Finding the CDN URL

To find the CDN URL generated after a site is made, follow these steps:

  1.  Select Sites in the left-hand menu:

    StackPath control panel 

  2. For the site you want to whitelist referrers for, click Manage.

  3. Select the Summary tab in the left-hand menu.

  4. Find the section at the top of the page labeled Site Configuration.

  5. Your CDN URL is in the third row:

    Finding your CDN URL

If you're implementing StackPath CDN with a CDN integration plugin or through custom CDN integration, http:// is often required to precede the CDN URL. If http:// is not included, static assets may not load.

Locating the Custom CDN URL

To do this a CNAME record must be created that points to the original CDN URL.

  1. Follow steps 1-3 in the previous section

  2. Select the Settings tab in the left-hand menu.

  3. Find the section at the top of the page labeled Custom Domain Settings.

  4. Your custom CDN URL is below the +Add field:

    Locating custom CDN URL

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