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BunnyCDN with Hostinger

Published on: January 8, 2021

BunnyCDN with Hostinger

I recently had a requirement to use a CDN & found BunnyCDN to be the Best in regard to Performance, Price, etc.

That worked when I used it on my VPS Server, but it couldn't connect to my other server which was hosted on “Hostinger”.

I was using their “Cloud Global” plan because it had ‘Unlimited Bandwidth’.

However, every-time I’d try to connect to the CDN for a resource, it would throw an Error 502 (Unable to connect to Origin).

Hmmm… THAT.WAS.WEIRD! I tried a few other things but to no avail. So I finally contacted the folks at Hostinger (their support is just 🔥)

They told me that they do not support BunnyCDN because it is a smaller CDN service compared to others (Hostinger uses Cloudflare & is their Partner too… so) & said that their (BunnyCDN’s) IPs are frequently grey-listed!

Now the interesting thing is: it is a CDN & therefore it has to send multiple requests to origin from multiple data centres (POPs) to get the resource if not cached already & because of that Hostinger’s Eng. Team flagged these IPs & therefore I couldn't use BunnyCDN!

I was told to either use Cloudflare, some other CDN or buy a VPS Server.

But I did manage to find a workaround! So here it is:

  • Go to your Dashboard (hPanel)
  • Go to Domains > Cloudflare
  • Enable Cloudflare
  • Make SSL changes (if needed)
  • Set the Security to OFF
  • Hit SAVE.

Note: For faster DNS propagation, follow below steps –

  • Go to Advanced Tab
  • Select DNS Zone Editor
  • Set TTL for Cloudflare DNS to 60
  • Hit SAVE.

Now add your site / origin to your BunnyCDN’s Pull Zone & it should work just fine…

Darshan Pandya