Ezoic Platform Integration Options

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Standard Integration Options

recommend for most sites

  • Ensures website remains fast, or faster than it was prior to integration
  • Leaves all elements of the website and code unchanged at all times
  • Provides access to dozens of apps and tools instantaneously
  • Allows intelligent website visitor learning and testing 
  • Does not affect hosting or how you update content or manage your website now

Connect with Ezoic's CDN: Nameserver Integration 

If you look at the WHOIS information for any domain on the internet, you will notice a Name Server(s) section like this:

When a browser navigates to a domain, it calls the nameserver for that domain to retrieve the IP address from which to pull the website's content. This IP is typically your web hosting (server).

When integrated with Ezoic, the IP address that the Ezoic nameserver returns is an Ezoic IP located nearest to that user. Ezoic acts as a reverse proxy and returns the page content to the visitor even faster. 

Connecting with Ezoic's CDN: Nameserver integration instructions 

Technical Requirementsaccess to your domain settings at your domain's registrar (godaddy, enom,etc.) 

How to integrate:

  • Log in to your Ezoic Account 
  • You should see a large "Integrate your site" message on the homepage. Click on that. If the message doesn't appear, you can navigate to Settings in the main menu (left) and then select "Integration" (right)
  • On the Site Integration page that follows, click on the “View
    Instructions” link under Nameservers. If you only see Cloudflare
    as an option, please contact your Ezoic representative to enable
    nameserver integration (or complete integration via cloudflare).
  • On the Nameservers page, you will be shown your domain’s
    current nameservers along with the ones that you need to
    change them to. The name servers listed are different for every
    domain so it’s critical that you get them directly from this page
    in your Ezoic account and not from the image below or from
    another domain of yours.

Connecting to Ezoic's CDN: Nameserver integration instructions (continuation)

In order to change nameservers, you must login to wherever your domain is registered (registrar). The instructions for each registrar are slightly different but we’ve compiled a list of the most common ones to help.

  • Once you have changed your domain’s nameservers, it may take
    up to 12 hours for the change to propagate.
  • While you are waiting for the nameservers to propagate you can double-check the DNS records that Ezoic imported for your Domain in Settings > Advanced > DNS Settings (under the Server
    Section)

CloudFlare integration

Cloudflare is a leading security & CDN company that is used by more than 2,000,000 websites including fbi.gov, M.I.T., Zendesk, Cisco and the Nasdaq. Ezoic is the only Google Certified Publishing Partner that is also a certified partner of Cloudflare which means integrating is simple and automatic.

 

CloudFlare integration (continuation)

When Cloudflare integration, Ezoic becomes the source IP from which Cloudflare pulls your website’s content. Ezoic, in turn, pulls your site’s content from your web host. This is all done via lightning fast server-to-server connections from data centers around the world.

CloudFlare integration instructions

Technical Requirements:  Site has been integrated with CloudFlare for at least 24 hours

How to integrate: 

CDN integration 

Ezoic works flawlessly with all major CDNs, including Akamai,MaxCDN, Google Cloud, CDN77, EdgeCast, and every other CDN in existence. This works in the same way as Cloudflare integration except that a small amount of additional manual work is required.

CDN integration (continuation)

CDNs typically sit between your host and visitors coming to your site. Integration with a CDN is done via nameservers or a CNAME record.

When you integrate with Ezoic via CDN, you enter in an Ezoic URL as the source location for the subdomain(s) that your website is served on, then Ezoic pulls content from your web host via a lightning-fast server-to-server connection.

 

CDN integration instructions
Technical Requirements: Domain must be integrated with a CDN either via name server or cname.

How to integrate


• You must provide Ezoic with a list of the subdomains that you
would like to use the Ezoic platform – such as www.mydomain.
com, blog.mydomain.com. Ezoic will create an ezoic.net
subdomain for each one that you provide. 

They will look like this: www-mydomain-com.ezoic.net and will be
setup to point at your existing web host or load balancer. Here is an
example:

 

  • At your CDN, change the record for the subdomain(s) that to point at the Ezoic.net subdomain provided. Since the Ezoic subdomain
    is originally setup to point at your existing hosting or
    load balancer, nothing should change as a result of you making
    this change at the CDN.
  • When ready, notify Ezoic to modify the subdomain to point at the
    Ezoic Platform (this will allow Ezoic to go live).
  • Based on the percentages that you set (Settings > Turn Ezoic On/
    Off), Ezoic will serve either your original website or a version that
    Ezoic will apply visitor learning to using the Ezoic applications
    you have installed.

CNAME integration 

A Canonical Name record (CNAME) is a type of DNS record that is used to specify that one domain name is an alias for another domain, which is the “canonical” domain.

To integrate with Ezoic via CNAME, you create a CNAME record in your own DNS that points the subdomain(s) used to serve content to Ezoic. Ezoic then pulls the content from your hosting via a
lightning fast server-to-server connection.

CNAME integration instructions 

Technical Requirements: Access to the domain’s DNS records/ provider.

How to integrate


• You must provide Ezoic with a list of the subdomains that you
would like to use the Ezoic platform – such as www.mydomain.
com, blog.mydomain.com.


• Ezoic will create an ezoic.net subdomain for each one that you
provide. They will look like this: www-mydomain-com.ezoic.
net and will be setup to point at your existing web host or load
balancer. Here is an example:

  • At your DNS provider, change the record for the subdomain(s)
    that to point at the Ezoic.net subdomain provided. Since the Ezoic subdomain is originally setup to point at your existing
    hosting or load balancer, nothing should change as a result of you
    making this change at the CDN.
  • When ready, notify Ezoic to modify the subdomain to point at the
    Ezoic Platform (this will allow Ezoic to go live).
  • Based on the percentages that you set (Settings > Turn Ezoic On/Off), Ezoic will serve either your original website or a version that Ezoic will apply visitor learning to using the Ezoic applications
    you have installed.

WordPress Integration 

Is your site running on the WordPress platform? If so, then the “Ezoic Integration” Wordpress plugin is the easiest method of connecting and integrating your site to Ezoic. 

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This will enable you to easily use the Ezoic platform on your WordPress site and send a % of your website traffic to Ezoic versions. You can then get started using our A.I. to learn from your visitors’ behavior and adapt ad combinations and layouts to suit each unique user. 

What are the Benefits of the WordPress Plugin?

  • It’s quick and simple to set up
  • Leaves all elements of the website and code unchanged
  • Does not affect hosting and you can continue to use and update your website using WordPress normally

Steps to Installation can be found here

Javascript (JS) integration (not recommended)

Webmasters are used to idea of placing a script on their page to integrate many simple technologies. It’s easy, but not an optimal form of integration for the type of visitor learning and testing provided by Ezoic. Ezoic does NOT recommend javascript integration for any websites receiving more than 10,000 visitors per month.

Javascript implementation requires an extra round trip for all of your website's content so that Ezoic can learn from visitor behavior and

 

If you have any further questions or need any help with this don’t hesitate to reach out to our Support team via the web form here:

https://support.ezoic.com/hc/en-us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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