Implementation of Request.io on your site

How to implement

Request.io uses a postprocessing approach to making your site faster, which means that you keep your existing platform (e.g. WordPress). Whatever pages created by that platform will then be optimised before they reach the visitor. Implementation is done by adding Request.io between your existing site and your domain, as described below.

1. Enter canonical URL

You provide the site's canonical URL, e.g. lemonade.myshopify.com. This is the URL produced by your platform, not the URL used by your customers.

Unsure about your canonical URL? Check your DNS settings. There should be an A-record or CNAME pointing to it.

2. Preview

Request.io will produce a preview URL, e.g. hidden-lowlands.demo.request.io. This is a faster version of your site but contains the same content and functionality. The purpose of this URL is testing.

3. Change your DNS settings

When ready to go live, point your domain to the IP provided by request.io.

This is done by adding an A record with the value 76.76.21.21, which is the IP for the Vercel network used by Request.io to deliver your pages to your visitors.