Origin Shield

Shield your origin server from request overload. StackPath Origin Shield provides a mid-tier caching layer on globally-placed PoPs, with intelligent request routing to keep you up and running.

Protect Your Origin from Traffic Spikes

StackPath origin shield can drastically reduce the requests to your origin by side-pulling new content from a shielded PoP close to your origin.

High Resiliency

High Resiliency

Even our protection has protection. Origin Shield uses advanced load balancing to equally distribute load and provide dynamic failover. If there are network connectivity issues, requests are automatically rerouted to another edge location.

Global Optimization

Global Optimization

Origins are all around the world, so our Origin Shield is too. Rather than on a separate network, our Origin Shield runs in all global StackPath PoPs, allowing StackPath to use any of our locations for your Shield to create the most direct path to your origin and optimizing your bandwidth.

Always Included

Always Included

Premium performance doesn’t come at a premium. Origin Shield is available with every CDN package at no additional charge. At StackPath, we protect you from threats and from poor performance.

How It Works

Whether you provision fresh content regularly or have large files that require the occasional cache purge, Origin Shield lets you handle request spikes gracefully.

With a traditional CDN configuration:

If you reset your cache or publish new content on your origin every request for content from every edge location gets sent to your origin. This can quickly overload it.

With Origin Shield:

Multiple edge requests for uncached content get sent to the Origin Shield, where they are aggregated into a single origin request. And then the content is cached at the shield and further distributed to the requesting edge locations.


Get Started Today

StackPath Origin Shield is included at no additional charge with every StackPath CDN or Edge Delivery subscription.


Edge Delivery 20

For professional websites and blogs with standard content and average traffic levels.

  • CDN – 1TB/mo Bandwidth
  • WAF – 5M/mo Requests & 5 Rules
  • DNS – 2M/mo DNS Requests
  • Monitoring – 1 Service

Edge Delivery 200

For SMB websites, digital stores, SaaS properties and more with rich content and moderate traffic.

  • CDN – 10TB/mo Bandwidth
  • WAF – 10M/mo Requests & 10 Rules
  • DNS – 5M/mo DNS Requests
  • Monitoring – 5 Services

Edge Delivery 2000

For large cloud properties, applications, and platforms with advanced requirements.

  • CDN – 100TB/mo Bandwidth
  • WAF – 50M/mo Requests & 20 Rules
  • DNS – 10M/mo DNS Requests
  • Monitoring – 10 Services

CDN 10

For professional websites and blogs with standard content and average traffic levels.

  • 1TB/mo Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Requests
  • All Global PoPs Included
  • Free Private SSL Certificate per site
  • SSL Traffic Included
  • Network Layer DDoS Protection