It’s been a while since we released the initial edge rules. They allowed users to triggers actions based on simple URL based triggers. Today, we are excited to announce that the edge rule system has been completely reworked and is now more powerful than ever. We worked on the new rules based on our own observations, as well as user feedback to open a big set of new functionality for both content management as well as dynamic content delivery.
Advanced Trigger Matching
The biggest change happened with the edge rule triggers. We built a powerful new engine that can be set up with multiple triggers for each rule and a new matching system that allows you to define that any, all or no triggers must be triggered in order for the edge rule to be executed with two levels of matching.
New Trigger Types
Another big improvement happened with the trigger types. With the old edge rules, you were limited to matching only the URL of the request. We felt that this was very limiting, so we added multiple new trigger types to the new edge rules:
- Request Header
- Response Header
- Country Code
- Remote IP
- File Extension
Finally, as the edge rules are getting more and more complex, they are also putting more demand on our infrastructure. To ensure we can keep up with the great performance that we offer, we are currently considering charging a small monthly fee of around $1 for each rule after a certain number of free rules for each zone.
The new edge rules are already available in the dashboard and all the old rules have already been migrated. Give it a try and let us know what you think!