Assets: how they work
How users access assets
In production, the GOV.UK content delivery network is in front of our assets hostname.
In other environments there’s no CDN and the assets hostname points directly to our origin servers.
Assets at origin
Assets are served by the cache machines in all environments.
The cache machines proxy requests to the application hostnames based
on the first segment of the path. For example
is proxied to the hostname for
government-frontend in that environment.
All other assets that have a path that don’t match fall back to the static application.This page is owned by #2ndline and needs to be reviewed