I wanted to explore how online providers such as Incapsula can increase my performance and security on my website. So I am testing their CDN Content Delivery Network. Here are the steps that I took to get set up with Incapsula.
Step 1 – Add your websitehttps://my.incapsula.com/sites/add
Step 2 – Scanning recordsIncapsula will then scan your website
Step 3 – Configure your DNS SettingsThis step involves changing your DNS settings.
Step 4 – Wait, Confirm that everything is setup and your website is liveWait a few minutes and check to see if it takes effect. This can take time since DNS generally takes time to propagate. That said, CDN providers will have a system in place to ensure you don’t receive any downtime.
Step 5 – ConfirmationYou should then see no more references to “Pending DNS changes” once it is live.
How to set up your website on IncapsulaYou should receive a welcome email. Here’s a copy of the welcome email from the Incapsula team
Welcome email from IncapsulaHello Vu, We are glad to notify you that we detected that the DNS changes for tech.dejavuguides.com were performed successfully. From this point on, your website’s traffic will start routing through Incapsula. It can take up to 48 hours for all your traffic to route through Incapsula, depending on your DNS settings. You will start seeing your website’s analytics on Incapsula within a few hours. We are confident that you will enjoy Incapsula’s service: Under the “Dashboard”, you’ll find 4 different tabs:
- Use the “Traffic” tab to review the stats of your incoming traffic and bandwidth
- Use the “Security” tab to learn about the threats to your website and latest security events
- Use the “Performance” tab to learn what percentage of your bandwidth was cached and saved
- Use the “Activity Log” tab to get the details of each of the threats your website has encountered