Add a web server

You must create an IP host or FQDN host.
  1. Go to Web server > Web servers and select Add.
  2. Enter a name.
  3. Specify the settings.
    OptionDescription
    Host Server host. You can create or select an IP host or FQDN host.
    Note FQDN hosts are compatible with more servers.
    Type Protocol to use for communication between the firewall and the server. You can protect plain text (HTTP) and encrypted (HTTPS) servers.
    Port Server port. By default, the standard port of the selected web server type is specified.
    Keep alive Keep the connection between the firewall and the web server open instead of opening a new connection for every request.
    Note Check if your web server supports keep alive before turning on this setting.
    Timeout Define a connection time-out value, that is, the number of seconds the WAF waits for data sent by, or sent to the real webserver. Values from 1 to 65535 seconds are allowed. Data can be received as long as the web server sends data before the time-out expires. After the time-out expires, the WAF sends an HTTP 502 message to clients. The default time-out is 300 seconds.
    Disable backend connection pooling Do not reuse old connections from the connection pool and instead create a new connection to the backend server every time it is used.
    Note Turning on this setting may result in decreased performance and is recommended for troubleshooting purposes only.
  4. Click Save.