Shopify CDN in China

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Maacck
Excursionist
18 1 4

Hi All,

We have noticed that Shopify introduced a new CDN for users in China(ie. 'cdn.shopifycdn.net'). Therefore, we are planning to override our image url on our Mobile App to 'cdn.shopifycdn.net' instead of 'cdn.shopify.com'.

 

However, we are afraid that users outside China will experience longer loading time from 'cdn.shopifycdn.net'. Can any Shopify Staff give us some ideas on the CDN serving from this domain? We assume there are some smart DNS routing on 'cdn.shopifycdn.net', so user in China will be route to CDN in China (eg. Tencent Cloud, Akami) and for users not in China will be route to Fastly.

 

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Trevor
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@Maacck 

cdn.shopifycdn.net was something we deployed to help speed things up for users in China. It is not used by individuals outside of China. We can't guarantee that we'll continue using it in the future which is why we haven't provided documentation to developers. For this reason, developers shouldn't rely on cdn.shopifycdn.net, nor would we advise to hardcode CDN anywhere in your code as you should rely on Shopify to do the smart switching.


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Trevor
Community Moderator
3105 404 634

This is an accepted solution.

@Maacck 

cdn.shopifycdn.net was something we deployed to help speed things up for users in China. It is not used by individuals outside of China. We can't guarantee that we'll continue using it in the future which is why we haven't provided documentation to developers. For this reason, developers shouldn't rely on cdn.shopifycdn.net, nor would we advise to hardcode CDN anywhere in your code as you should rely on Shopify to do the smart switching.


Trevor | Community Moderator @ Shopify 
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Maacck
Excursionist
18 1 4

@Trevor 

 

Thanks for you information.