Website Security

How to set up my Web Application Firewall (WAF) and CDN

Website security firewall

If you purchased a Website Security Deluxe, Ultimate, or Express Malware Removal plan, there are a few steps you'll need to take to activate the Web Application Firewall(WAF) and Content Delivery Network (CDN). The Content Delivery Network (CDN) will automatically start working once the WAF is activated.

 Note: If your Domain and Website Security plan are in the same Xcellhost account, it only takes a few minutes to complete. Once the set up is complete, you won't be able to edit the DNS records for the website associated with the WAF. If you need to edit those records, contact customer support

  1. Go to your Xcellhost  page
  2. Under Website Security and Backups, next to the Website Security account you want to activate, click Manage.
  3. On the top of the page, click Firewall.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. If your Domain and Website Security plan are in the same Xcellhost account, the set up completes in a few minutes. If your DNS is hosted in a different account, you'll need to do a few additional steps.