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DDoS-Protection

Root server and vServer with DDoS protection

What is a DDoS?


DDoS stands for distributed denial-of-service and is far more dangerous for servers than the simple denial-of-service attack. DDoS attacks often cripple web servers or entire networks. In a DDoS attack, multiple computers attack a web page or a network simultaneously. This leads very quickly to a failure of the server. Typically, DDoS attacks attempt to overload the access link, the resources for the firewall, the web server and the database server. The following is an example to demonstrate the consequences of a DDoS attack.

A customer leases a dedicated server with no DDoS protection installed. The customer decides to use this dedicated server as a web server and creates their own online shop on that basis. The online shop receives few orders in the beginning, then subsequently, many orders. In the meantime, the owners made significant sales. All of this works until server connection interruptions unexpectedly show up and in the end the entire network is crippled and the web server goes completely offline. The owner turned immediately because he was losing not only time, but also money. His provider informed him that his server was attacked by a DDoS. The server was not protected against such an attack.

Conclusion: The victim couldn’t be reached for two hours and this was reflected in the sales. The owner suffered losses because of the DDoS attack.

How can I protect myself from a DDoS attack?


At webtropia.com, every dedicated server, root server and vServer is equipped with DDoS protection and thus prevents attacks from outside. Unfortunately, the DDoS protection is only capable of filtering attacks up to a given magnitude. In the case of extreme attacks, it can lead to blocking of IP addresses despite anti-DDoS precautions. Meanwhile, your webtropia team is working diligently to equip the DDoS protection to defend against all types of DDoS attacks, thereby continuing to advance the security of your server.

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How does the DDoS protection with the root servers from webtropia.com work?


The anti-DDoS of a server from webtropia.com detects attacks and analyses the relevant data traffic. A cluster of filter systems then cleans up the traffic which has been recognized by the anti-DDoS and it is finally forwarded to your server. When the protection system detects an attack you will immediately receive an email with all the necessary information.

First, the email notifies you that an attack has been detected then, of course, which IP address has been affected by the attack. The DDoS protection system then starts filtering the traffic. Once an attack is over, you will receive another email from our anti-DDoS system. More detailed information is contained in this email. This includes, among other things, an excerpt of the data traffic detected by the anti-DDoS program.

In compliance with the directive 2006/112/EC in the modified version, starting 1.1.2015 prices can vary depending on the country of residence of the customer (the prices in the offers are prices for the Federal Republic of Germany and include VAT). If your place of residence is not in Germany, the prices are net.