The term DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack refers to the overloading of a server or a service, which is the goal of the attack, by sending a high amount of – often useless – requests, so that the server or the service is not able to fullfil its regular tasks anymore. The server or service is proverbially “blown away”, it is not possible to reach it anymore via the Internet, for as long as the attack continues.
Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are gradually becoming a more common occurrence on the Internet. Without an effective DDoS protection, servers under attack would not be available on the Internet for a prolonged time.
In order to protect our customers from such attacks and the accompanying availability problems as well as possible, Vinkers Hosting has developed an in-house DDoS protection.
This DDoS protection is free of charge for all of our customers, it is activated automatically for all servers and hosting packages in the Vinkers Hosting’s data centers.
What does the Vinkers Hosting’s DDoS protection not provide?
Like every other DDoS protection which is used or offered on the Internet, the Vinkers Hosting’s DDoS protection has its limits. Although our protection recognizes and filters 99% of all attack patterns, there are some DDoS attacks which can not be mitigated because of their pattern or sheer volume. The probability that your server is affected by attacks which our DDoS protection can not filter is very low. We also work continuously on further improving our protection system so that even attacks which we can not avert today will be recognized and filtered in the near future as well. Nonetheless, we ask for your understanding that the Vinkers Hosting’s DDoS protection – like any other DDoS protection – represents no guarantee that your server system will be protected from every DDoS attack theoretically conceivable.
What do I have to do as a Vinkers Hosting’s customer to get the DDoS protection?