Distil Networks’ wildcard feature is designed
for customers having a large volume of domains or subdomains. It eliminates having to enter
every domain and subdomain in the Distil Portal. Using wildcards lets you manage a single set
of traffic routing rules, protection settings, and distribution settings no matter what domain
or subdomain your users are attempting to access.
For example, let’s say your site is sectioned by category (photos.yourwebsite.com, videos.yourwebsite.com,
audio.yourwebsite.com, etc.). Rather than entering each subdomain one by one, use the
wildcard: *.yourwebsite.com All requests made to any yourwebsite.com subdomain
are filtered through Distil using the same criteria. All reporting data is summarized
within the wildcard, as well. To create a wildcard with a new domain: Select Add Domain.
Enter your domain in the Hostname field. Select the Wildcard? checkbox.
Select Add Domain. Follow the provided instructions to update
your DNS records to complete the process. You can also add a wildcard to an existing
domain. Within the Domains Dashboard, select the associated
domain. Select Settings from the top banner menu.
Within the Subdomains section, select Add Subdomain.
Click the Wildcard? checkbox. Verify the Origin Server is correct.
And click Add Subdomain. Now that you’ve created wildcards, you can
add new subdomains to a wildcard without any additional updates in the Distil Portal. To add new subdomains to a wildcard: Select the domain record associated with the
wildcard from the Domains Dashboard. Select Settings.
Select Show DNS Configuration Instructions. Follow the generated instructions to update
your DNS (for more information about updating your DNS, see the Migration (DNS Changes)
articles in our Help Center.) Additionally available to customers with on-premise
deployments, you can create a wildcard for an entire top-level domain, such as .com or
.net. Simply enter a top-level domain (com, net,
org, etc.) in the Fully Qualified Domain Name field. DO NOT include a period in this field.
Instead, enter “com” rather than “.com”. Select the Wildcard? checkbox.
Enter the Origin Server (IP/CNAME) in the corresponding field.
Click Add Domain. Follow the provided instructions to update
your DNS records to complete the process. For more information on Distil, check out