I told you that my server was under malicious traffic attacks. The server is more stable now but still can see load spikes now and then, even though they didn’t bring down the server.
From the above graph, you can see the server load of past 2 weeks. The highest load was around 140! Imagine that kind of load on a 8 cores sever! Impossible to handle. What we know is that the attacker use cloud computing like Amazon EC2 to launch the attacks.
Is it “Cloud-based DDoS”? The dark side of cloud computing…
So, what can a home-based blogger like me do to fight against the massive attacks? The software based protection such as firewall, (D)Dos-Deflate, etc have been installed. They helped a bit but not the solution.
I’ll need a fully managed web hosting with high security and DDoS protection at affordable (not “cheap”, I understand the setup is expensive) price tag…
Am I asking too much?
Firehost secure hosting?
Starting at USD$200 per month, with the similar setup, I will have to pay more (USD$400+/month) for Firehost secure hosting if I would want to migrate over.
Yes, I’ll migrate that if the attacks continues and do not let my site off…
Do you know other hosting providers offer the similar protection like Firehost? Please tell me in comment.
P.S. This is NOT a paid post. Just sharing the information I found during my site’s down time.