Perhaps you see this abbreviation for the first time and you will be surprised at how important it is to know its decoding. Ordinary administrators have to deal with DDoS-attacks very often, but many ordinary users are not aware of such a things.
DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service this is when a server sends a lot of requests from thousands of infected computers. As a result, the server does not cope with this load and stops working. The purpose of such an attack is clear - a violation of the server.
The victims of DDoS-attacks are mostly large commercial websites or information portals. Now custom-made attacks are very popular in the field of Internet crimes.
There are many "experts" who, for a certain amount, are ready to attack at any moment. Sooner or later the server of your online store can also be attacked. Perhaps dishonest competitors will decide to remove you from the Internet. It is worthwhile to protect yourself and your online store, because when you are warned - you are armed.
The scheme of DDoS-attacks is simple:
Pre-malware or, more simply, Trojans infect computers of ordinary users of the Internet space, the protection of which leaves much to be desired. A computer can become infected when it moves to a malicious website or when a malicious message is received.
Infected computers are combined into botnets or a zombie machine network. Trojans can sit in the users' computers long enough and do not show themselves until their "master" gives the command. When an attacker issues a command, all infected computers begin to send requests to the server or to victim's website.
Unfortunately, there is no universal way to combat DDoS attacks. We need comprehensive protection and proper observance of precautionary measures, because requests come from different sides and it is incredibly difficult to deal with them.
It is best not to attract unnecessary attention to your online store. Do not publish materials or products that can attract public attention. Also, it's better not to quarrel with competitors and not to cross their path.
It is necessary to strengthen the hardware resources of your server, add a performance reserve and build distributed and duplicate systems as efficiently as possible.
You can also defend yourself at the program level. There is a free DDoS Deflate script. It helps to detect malicious elements and DDoS. After detection, the script blocks suspicious IP addresses and weakens the attack. It is worthwhile to hire an administrator who can track suspicious activity and eliminate it.
Now, after reading the article, you know what kind of animal it is and what precautions should be taken to prevent DDoS attacks. We hope that they will not overtake your online store and your business will prosper!