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A Look at the Incapsula Product (CDN: Performance and Security)

Many times when we start our blog (or website) we don’t see a need for a content delivery network (a.k.a. CDN). In fact, it is not surprising that we wouldn’t know what a CDN is, when we first get started. What is a CDN and How Do I Know When Someone Is Using It? First, let’s get a mental picture of what a CDN is. A CDN helps to balance the load, when it comes … Read more

Configuring Incapsula for Best Cache Performance

I spent a good deal of time over the past few nights tweaking and testing every configuration setting possible with Incapsula to eek out better caching and performance for my sites that run behind Incapsula.  As you may or may not already know, Incapsula is my favorite cloud service for security your WordPress blog without having to rely on a plugin and let the potential attacks hit your web hosting provider directly.  I like attacks … Read more

Add Two Factor Authentication to WordPress Login with Incapsula

This post is directly aimed at fellow CMS system users, which are those who use WordPress, Joomla or other CMS systems that have a specific administrative or login interface.  Incapsula has always offered some of the best cloud security features for your site and is completely free if you have less than 50GB of bandwidth usage per month, but now they also added their Login Protection package which offers two factor protection and you get … Read more

Incapsula Now Features Backdoor Protection

Yesterday, Incapsula made their Backdoor Protect feature open up to public beta.  This feature adds an additional layer of protection for your site by performing on-execution request monitoring and combining it with HTTP signature detection methods to detect any inappropriate shell environments that may be opening and being used on your web host. If a backdoor is detected by Incapsula Backdoor Protect it will notify the admin and send a preview link identifying the file … Read more

Using Incapsula to Protect your Websites

I have had most of my blogs protected by Incapsula for the past several weeks and have seen improvement in both performance, reduced downtime and benefited from the increased security of using Incapsula to protect my sites over the past few weeks. What is Incapsula Incapsula is a web application firewall, CDN and website optimizer all rolled into one package.  It is a cloud based service that sits in front of your websites or blogs, … Read more

What Do You Look For in a Web Hosting Provider?

It is no surprise that I have been contacted by a lot of web hosting companies over the past few weeks and have worked with several myself over the past few months.  While my site is reaching the limits in traffic and connections I can get from a shared hosting solution I have managed to optimize my site as best as possible leveraging both a CDN(Content Delivery Network) like MaxCDN as well as using an … Read more