Protecting yourself from DDoS attacks is one of the most important things a business can do in our current technical surroundings. Today, DDoS attacks are known as the unsafe bomb menace and can even make your business lamed in seconds flat and cost you substantial amounts of time and money. One has to wonder what can be done to lay off these attacks. But first we must have a basic understanding of how they operate.
There are two different kinds of DDoS attacks falling out today. The first one is a resource based attack. This attack works by hundreds to thousands of computing devices making and shutting as many connections as possible to your internet site. This attack famishes the computer hosting the site of memory, central processor and available sockets to accept new joinings. This attack is the easier attack to filter with scripts but lately these attacks have been so enceinte that they are classified into the next kind of attack which is a bandwidth attack.
Bandwidth attacks are the most serious one as not only does it eat up mainframe resources, but it also eats up all the bandwidth available to your server. Most of the time the web host supplier themselves are not able to mitigate this kind of attack because the goal of this attack is to fill up the pipings leading to your website with as much bandwidth as possible creating a reserve and connexion passing. This kind of attack can be the most expensive attack to be hit with because it is meant to consume massive amounts of bandwidth which depending on your hosting design could cost you quite a bit of money.
For those reasons, the answer is with traditional shared hosting and even private waiters there is really no fail safe method acting. The only fail safe method is to work with a DDoS web hosting. The only way to protect your website is to look at hosting otherwise which is exactly what these types of hosts do. Instead of having your website hosted in one central berth, distributed content web hosting allows your website to live in several different spaces so to speak. So instead of your site only being on one server it can be on 10 or 200 or 400. Any tubes being assailed can be quick shut off and your site goes on business as usual which is not an choice with a regular web host.
Author: ManelaMark / Posted: 25-06-2011