The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 110,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. Integration with Magento can be performed by simply making a small configuration change to your Magento Admin Panel.
Step 1: Create a website accelerator for your Magento powered website
Log into the MetaCDN portal and click on "Accelerate Site" on the top right hand corner. In this example we have a Magento powered website at the origin domain http://magento.metacdn.com/. We have given it the name "magento-demo". Hit Continue to advance to the next step.
Let's confirm the settings we made in the previous page. The accelerated website (once provisioned) will be available at the accelerated domain magento-demo.sa.metacdn.com. Click on Accelerate once you are happy the settings are correct.
You will see a confirmation screen with the details of your accelerated site. You should receive an email from MetaCDN once the accelerated domain is ready to use - this typically up to 60-90 minutes (but usually it's a lot faster).
Please wait until your accelerated site has completed provisioning before proceeding any further. You will get an email when it is complete, or alternatively you can navigate to Manage->Websites in the MetaCDN portal, and check the status there. If it says ACCELERATING it is ready to use.
Step 2: Configure your Magento powered website
Once your accelerated MetaCDN site is ready, log into your Magento Admin Panel as an administrator. Navigate to System -> Configuration -> Web and specify your accelerated domain from Step 1 as the Base Skin URL and Base Media URL in the Unsecure section.
Hit Save Config and you are ready to go! Your content such as css (style) files, product images and other media will now be served directly from our CDN, giving your Magento powered website a big speed boost.
Step 3 (Optional): Configure the secure section of your Magento powered website
Before making any further changes to the Secure section, please ensure SSL is enabled for your website accelerator by following the steps here:
Once the change is complete (the state of your accelerator should move from PROCESSING back to ACCELERATING), you can set https (SSL) in the Secure section. Navigate to System -> Configuration -> Web and specify your secure accelerated domain from Step 1 as the Base Skin URL and Base Media URL in the Secure section. Make sure you use https as the protocol for each link.