How to create your first Pull Zone

What is a pull zone?

To start using bunny.net, you will first need to create a pull zone. Usually, a pull zone is created for each website. This tells our system where to find your files and how to serve them to your users.

After creating a new pull zone, bunny.net will create a new hostname address such as mywebsite.b-cdn.net. You will then be able to use this address to quickly deliver your content. Bunny.net will automatically fetch and cache files from your existing server and make them available on the same URL.

For example, if your file is located at:
https://mywebsite.com/image.jpg
The same file will now be available at
https://mywebsite.b-cdn.net/image.jpg

Understanding the basic pull zone settings

When creating a pull zone, there are two simple fields you should pay attention to. These are the origin URL and name of your zone.

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1. Name

The name of your pull zone is a globally unique name that identifies your zone. Based on the name, bunny.net will also generate a new hostname for you, where you will be able to access your files as described in the introduction.

2. Origin URL

The origin URL is a very important part of your pull zone. It tells our servers where to fetch files that we don't yet have in cache. In the majority of cases, this will simply be the URL of your website or storage service. Please make sure that if your website is using HTTPS, that you make sure your origin URL is set up with HTTPS as well to keep the connection encrypted throughout the network.

 

Configuring your website with bunny.net

After creating a zone, the next step is to configure your website to use it. We provide simple to follow instructions straight in the dashboard itself that will allow you to get bunny.net integrated in less than 5 minutes on all major platforms.

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If you want more detailed instructions on integrating bunny.net with a different system or plugin, you can have a look at our Integration Guides where we describe more details on setting things up.

 

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