I decided to give Incapsula a try to improve webserver performance and security. Incapsula is a cloud based service similar to Cloudfare that acts as a caching and security proxy for your website. In doing so it acts as a quasi-CDN (Content Delivery Network). I had looked at one of the popular WordPress Cache plugins, and realized that if this works, it would be much easier to implement.
As part of this change, I had move my authoritative DNS servers from Dreamhost to dyndns. Unfortunately Dreamhost provided DNS servers don’t allow me to change any records they create. In order to change the A record for infosecblog.org and www.infosecblog.org, I would have to discontinue hosting my site with them. There should be an option to say, “I Know what I’m doing” and override that. Or better yet provide checkbock integration with these types of services. If it delivers as advertised, it will only remove burden from their servers.
I expect to be posting a follow-up in a few weeks. This is more or less a housekeeping post to let you know there have been some changes. So let me know if you spot anything broken.