Mike Elissen

Too many hits to pages/assets that don't exist? Akamai can help!

Blog Post created by Mike Elissen Champion on Aug 25, 2017

Too many hits to pages/assets that don't exist? Akamai can help!

 

If you have a lot of hits to pages or assets on your hostnames that do not exist, you might want to set up a simple rule in your delivery configuration and let Akamai serve out a 404 (or different response code) for you. This will help offload the amount of hits on your origin and keep potential bulk requests away from your infrastructure.

 

Steps Required:

  • Create a new version of your delivery configuration
  • Add a new Rule (Add Rule > Blank Rule)
  • Add the IF statement and add which filenames you want to exclude (e.g. wp-login.php)
  • Add the behavior Construct Response as mentioned below
  • Save, Push to Staging, Test and Push to Production

 

Now Akamai will serve a 404 for these requests and keep them away from your origin!

 

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