How to link your site with PowerWAF CDN

In this tutorial you will learn how to link your site to PowerWAF CDN so you can receive the protection and acceleration of PowerWAF CDN.

For everything to work properly we must redirect the traffic to your website so that it passes through the PowerWAF servers. This is done by adding a CNAME record to your domain’s DNS. Don’t panic, here’s how to do it.

First of all you need to have a PowerWAF account. If you don’t have one yet, you can register here: Register at PowerWAF

Then you must add the website you want to protect. After that you will see a screen similar to this one:

You have to look at the cname column. In the example, the cname that corresponds to our example site is: route21.powerwaf.com. Make a note of which one is yours.

Now you must go to your DNS server to make the configuration.

Adding the CNAME record

Basically what you need to do is to delete the A record of the site to be protected. In our example, the A record of the site www.example.com must be deleted.

Then a CNAME record must be added with the value that appears in the cname column of your site.

Important

Most DNS servers require that a dot be added to the end of the cname record. If you do not add the dot, the server may change the CNAME record you are adding. In our example the CNAME would look like this: route21.powerwaf.com. (note the dot at the end of the name)

We have some tutorials for different DNS service providers. If you recognise yours, we recommend reading them:

Add CNAME if using cPanel