How to Setup
Incapsula can be used by anyone with a website and their own domain, regardless of the website’s platform. It takes less than five minutes to activate Incapsula on your website – all you have to do is make a DNS change. There is no hardware or software to install or maintain, and you can keep your current hosting provider. While Incapsula is totally transparent, it can be turned off any time just as easily as you turned it on.
Step 1: Choose your plan and sign up
Select your plan from our Pricing & Signup page. You'll be directed to the
sign up page, where you submit your details and create an account.
Step 2: Submit your domain URL
Once you create an account, you'll be asked to submit your website’s URL.
Incapsula automatically identifies when websites that support SSL traffic (HTTPS) are added to the service. Once detected, Incapsula will lead you through a simple process for activating SSL support.
Step 3: Make the DNS changes
In order to take advantage of Incapsula's services, you will be asked to change your DNS settings and route traffic through Incapsula’s network, rather than directly to your web server IP.
Step 4: You are good to go!
Once you complete the DNS changes, we will start to route traffic to your website through Incapsula's network. It may take several hours until all your traffic routes through Incapsula but during this time you will not lose a single visit.
Absolutely not. We make sure you won't lose even a single visit.
When you add your site to Incapsula you get a CNAME for your subdomains (www.example.com, blog.example.com) and an IP address for your top level domain (example.com). You will be instructed to replace your exiting DNS entries for those domains with the entries you received from Incapsula. In order to make these changes, all you need to do is log into your DNS management console. If you are using one of the popular DNS management services (GoDaddy, 1&1 Hosting, etc.), we have prepared step by step instructions on how to make the necessary changes.
No. By using Incapsula your hosting will stay the same. The only thing you are changing is the A record and a CNAME in your DNS records.