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  • Once you purchased a Website Security, 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.
  • If your Domain and Website Security plan are in the same Cheap Domains Center 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.
  • Additional steps for DNS hosted elsewhere:
  • Use the link supplied under Internal Domains to make sure your site loads correctly.
  • Login to the account where your DNS is hosted and configure the A Record so it points to our Website Firewall using the IP address listed under Firewall IP address.
  • Once your A Record has updated, the Website Security dashboard will update and show that the service has been activated. This can take up to 24 hours to complete.
  • If you have a firewall on your hosting server like CSF or ModSecurity, we recommend that you allowlist our IP addresses. All connections to your hosting server will pass through our firewall and adding our IPs to your firewall's allowlist will prevent us from being blocked incorrectly. These are the addresses you should allow.
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If you purchased Website Security Advanced or Premium, the content delivery network (CDN) will be enabled automatically after the IP address change is complete. What is a CDN? A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of servers that deliver content. The purpose of the CDN is to cache and more quickly serve static content based on the geographical location between the origin server (the server your site is hosted on) and the user making the request. This means when someone in Japan visits your website hosted in the United States, it will load just as fast as a website hosted in Japan.

  • The benefits of using a CDN are:
    • Improved content availability and redundancy - High volume traffic or hardware failures can cause downtime for your website; a CDN distributes the load so your site can handle more traffic and endure hardware failure better than a single origin server.
    • Improved load times - Users are served content from a point of presence (PoP) geographically closer to them than the origin server, which means faster load times for your website.
    • Increased security - A CDN can increase security by mitigating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, preventing vulnerability hacks, and stopping brute force attempts against your website login pages and more.
  • CDN options bundled with Managed WordPress:
    • An updated version of the bundled CDN offering for Managed WordPress sites, that includes full-page cache technology, is now available for eligible customers. This new CDN solution is an industry-leading product that can reach 95% of the world's population within 50 ms. Included with this new CDN is a Web Application Firewall (WAF) service that will keep your site more secure against potential bad actors.
    • For sites ineligible for full-page cache, the static asset cache will remain in effect.
    • All Managed WordPress sites can opt out of any Cheap Domains Center CDN in their hosting panel under Settings.
  • For sites that register their domain with Cheap Domains Center and have the CDN enabled within their Managed WordPress settings, the new CDN with improved optimization and security features will automatically take effect.
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