What is a HTTP Push Zone and how to create one?

Through a HTTP Push Zone you can upload content to our cloud storage, the content will be replicated at Akamai CDN and serverd via Akamai. HTTP Push Zone supports ie, .txt and .png files.

To create and upload content to an HTTP Push Zone, please follow the steps below:

  • Log into your StreamFast dashboard
  • On the left side, under Zones, click on HTTP and from the drop-down menu select Push.
  • Click on the yellow plus button which is located at the top of the extreme right corner of the screen.
  • In the re-directed page under Create Zone, click the drop-down menu info
  • Select the Region which is nearest to your source.
  • You can set your custom CNAME that can be used to retrieve your content so that the request will be redirected to
  • StreamFast domain. To make this happen you need to contact your DNS provider to add the custom CNAME in the DNS record so as to redirect the same to StreamFast domain.
  • Under Cache, you can set the cache expiry.
  • By setting the Bandwidth Limiter you can limit the speed based on the ‘Rate’ value after reaching a specified Bandwidth Limit
  • Scroll down the page and click on the Create button.
  • Once created a message Success! Zone Created. Please wait till the deployment completes will be displayed.
  • In order to view the created Push Zone details go to Zones > HTTP Push Zone
  • Click on the appropriate Manage button near to your required Push Zone
  • On the redirected page, you can see the following details under the Basic section
  • Info will give you the name of Push Zone and the Region for which it is created
  • FTP Details display the FTP credentials to get connected to this Push Zone
  • Playback URLs / Embed Code display the playback URL for your files which are uploaded to your Push Zone
  • Cache Settings display the current Cache settings enabled for Push Zone.
  • To upload files, Click File Manager
  • Click on the mp4 folder and use Drag & Drop/click to upload files. You can watch the upload progress bar and as it reaches 100% files are fully uploaded. Now you can also Pause the content while uploading as we are now following a chunk-based file uploading technique.

3. After these steps, your videos will play one by one as a live stream. We are providing HLS and DASH output for the stream. You can take the playback URL from Dashboard>Live streams>Scheduled Playlist>Manage>PlaybackURL/Embed code

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