One of the most frightening things that can happen to a server is to be hit with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. For the company, organization, or individual responsible for the website or multiple sites being victimized, it can generate a feeling of helplessness. Although there may not be much you can do to avoid becoming the target of such an attack, there are steps you can take to prevent the likelihood that your server will be brought to its knees.
What is DDoS?
DDoS is a specific type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack, often aimed at large websites and networks. A regular DoS attack involves one computer or server attacking another, flooding it with more requests than it can handle, and effectively crippling it.