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DDoS Protection

Discussion in 'Web hosting discussion' started by ericthomas, May 15, 2018.

  1. ericthomas

    ericthomas New Member

    How do you provide DDoS protection for a server ? I want to host a server from home and is concerned about DDoS. Do we need hardware to provide DDoS protection ? Thanks.
     
  2. wswd

    wswd Premium Premium Member

    Hosting a server from home is a VERY bad idea, unless you're just doing it for a personal server for a hobby as such. You can buy remote DDoS protection that gets filtered to your home IP, but it's not cheap.
     
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  3. ericthomas

    ericthomas New Member

    Other than DDoS, what will affect hosting websites on it ? Won't our ISP have some sort of DDoS protection inbuilt ?
     
  4. wswd

    wswd Premium Premium Member

    Probably not...no, as most residential IPs don't take DDoS attacks. If they do have some sort of protection in place, continued attacks are going to result in you being terminated.

    Other than DDoS? Redundant power. Uptime SLA, single-homed network (instead of a blend), slow upload speeds on your ISP, ISP TOS prohibiting hosting servers, etc.

    It's just not a great idea, especially if you are hosting clients on that server. Extremely bad idea.
     
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  5. ericthomas

    ericthomas New Member

    How is Cloudflare protection against DDoS ?
     
  6. wswd

    wswd Premium Premium Member

    It's not bad.
     
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  7. ericthomas

    ericthomas New Member

    I was told that DDoS is the biggest risk you face when you try and run a server from home. That's the reason I asked. :)
     
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  8. wswd

    wswd Premium Premium Member

    It is definitely one of the biggest issues for sure.
     
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  9. HostMantis

    HostMantis Member

    Anyone with any technical ability will be able to see the IP is on a residential network as well, so that's not going to be a good selling point.

    Also, on residential networks, SMTP is typically blocked by the ISP and they require you to use their SMTP servers to relay mail. So that is yet another obstacle.

    In the end, like another poster mentioned, hosting from home as a hobbyist? sure. As a "business", absolutely not.
     

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