Web hosting is critical to the success for your business and message. Unfortunately, if left unprotected, your “home on the internet” may be vulnerable to a wide variety of attacks from hackers and malicious organizations. One type of threat to your online presence is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. This type of an attack is an attempt to prevent any visitors from accessing your website, causing serious harm your customer confidence and web reputation, not to mention the potential for lost revenue.
What is a DDoS attack?
Imagine someone asking hundreds of their friends to call a take-out restaurant and order everything on the menu. Obviously in this situation, the restaurant could not keep up with the volume of orders. Similarly, a DDoS attack usually involves a large network of computers called a botnet, used by a hacker to target your website all at once. Once your website traffic is targeted, it simply cannot handle all of the requests from so many different locations, and your customers and audience are left in the dark!
How do you prevent this from happening?
A DDoS-protected VPS provides the ability to mitigate these kinds of threats to your website. We believe that you shouldn’t have to purchase additional security or spend weeks worrying about getting a protection platform installed on your server to protect against DDoS attacks. That is why at InMotion Hosting we take your server’s security very seriously and provide DDoS protection on your Linux VPS at no additional cost.
Still, you should start with the basics for better malware protection. Promptly apply stable operating system (OS) upgrades and updates for your web applications. Configure your web application firewall (WAF) and antivirus software to automatically scan for infected files.
Create backups so you’re able to recover data from a successful ransomware attack and comfortably ignore criminals’ demands. To spread the demand of system resources, some also integrate a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN can double as a WAF and boost bandwidth available for a much cheaper price than any hardware upgrades.
If your website or DDoS-Protected VPS server is targeted in a DDoS attack, our specialized server structure provides a barrier against the internet bad guys and our expert team of system administrators work to defend your home on the web. Keep in mind that these cyber attacks can last for some time, but we work 24/7 to ensure your website stays DDoS protected.
How do I know if I am being attacked? Do I need to contact InMotion Hosting? Generally if you are being attacked, you will notice that your website may be unavailable, and your email may not function properly. A DDoS attack can also affect your cPanel administration page. Our 24/7 US based support is standing by to take your call, chat or email, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We also have a full VPS Security guide to help you protect your server environment.