My client are a small business and they recently got flooded by DDOS attack. The website is a ecommerce app and the company sells audio equipment. Who would have thought? But turned out the competition did not like them...
Anyways we were intially hosted with hostmonster on a shared virtual apache server. Upon attack hostmonster literally 'freaked out' and kicked us out. So we found inmotion hosting. They were far far more helpful and we took up dedicated hosting with them. But their machine too balked under the attack.
Now (in case this happens again in future)
- We are looking for a hosting company that is knowledegeable about DDOS attacks and not freak out when it sees one.
- Offers protection from such attacks and probably has router level filtering of bad packets.
Looking around it seems most companies charge a fortune for this. Frankly my client cant afford $1500 per month. Does anyone know of any good hosting providers that could help us? Alternatively, could we install stuff on our existing dedicated server to mitigate such attacks?