DDoS attacks are a very real threat lurking around the web today. If you have a dedicated server, you’ll want to make sure you’re taking all the necessary steps to protect yourself from a DDoS attack. Unfortunately, because the size and scope of DDoS attacks seems to be growing daily, there is no way to 100% guarantee you will never fall victim to such an attack. Still, there are some steps you can take and technologies you can utilize to maximize your protection.
Use Free Standard DDoS Protection Through ReliableSite
First of all, make sure your hosting plan offers some form of DDoS protection, and that you’re taking advantage of that feature. With ReliableSite servers, for example, you get to enjoy free standard DDoS protection with all dedicated hosting plans. In addition to that, you can purchase extra protection as needed depending on the size of attack you need protection against.
Set Up a Backup Disaster Recovery Site
DDoS attacks can cause your entire server to crash and may even affect your ability to access files. This is why it’s always a good idea to have a separate backup disaster recovery site where you can store backups of important files and other data. This site should ideally be on a completely separate server, but there are plenty of options for creating a backup recovery site that do not require you to purchase a separate hosting package. The idea is to have a safe place to store copies of your data in the event that any of it is compromised in a DDoS attack on your primary server.
Consider Instant Servers
Instant servers from ReliableSite (also known as rapid deploy systems) are becoming as easy to deploy as virtual cloud, but without the limitations of a shared virtual environment. With features such as native hosting API, auto-operating system installer, and built-in scanners for hardware health and security vulnerabilities – on top of the standard DDoS protection that ReliableSite already offers with every server – they are increasing in popularity and may be worth your time to look into as well.
Implement DDoS Protection Measures
In addition to having these different technologies in place, there are some additional measures you can take to protect your site and your server from a DDoS attack. For example, make sure you’re aware of the common signs of a DDoS attack so that you can respond as quickly as possible. Often times, DDoS attacks begin with signs like slow page loading times and some pages even failing to load altogether. Regular website visitors may even notify you if they are having trouble accessing the site as well. If you have any signs of a DDoS attack occurring on your site, the best course of action is to contact your web host as soon as possible.
From DDoS protection packages (such as those offered through ReliableSite) to rapid deploy system options, there are plenty of DDoS protection solutions available these days. To find out more about protecting your server from DDoS attacks, contact the ReliableSite team today. We’re committed to helping you keep your server as secure as possible.