DDoS attacks are nothing new, and have been around for quite a while now. Popular websites tend to face them more often, though even the least popular ones can at times be at the receiving end of such notorious attacks.
The key part about DDoS attack is that there is nothing lost, nor anything gained. Your data remains intact, your settings remain unaffected, and no malware is installed on your website. Yet, a DDoS attack does bring down your site, and is more of an annoyance and less of a threat.
Owing to the rising incidents of DDoS attacks, many web hosts are nowadays offering “DDoS protected web hosting”. In other words, much like stable uptime, DDoS protection too is becoming a feature that web hosts are promising to their clients.
However, is DDoS protection offered by web hosts really believable? Or is it just like the “unlimited storage” marketing term, and in reality, is nothing but a gimmick that falls flat when put in practice? This article examines the case.