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Thank you for persuading my host to upgrade my server. When you get bored and give up my website will absolutely fly.
I doubt that your host would have moved your website to another server before the attack started
What would you do? Pay the money? Prepare yourself for the next wave?
What would you do?
[edited by: incrediBILL at 5:55 pm (utc) on Oct 20, 2010]
Any host worth their salt should be able to put a stop to this unless it's using a very large botnet without repeating IPs, and even then it may not be that complicated depending on the nature of the attack.
Your hosting provider does, in fact, claim to handle DDOS attacks. That could be a solution if it really works.
If you're not going to pay, you may as well wind them up a bit.
If you pay it once, you'll pay it again, and again, and again...
Nothing wrong with that if they fix the problem while you're null routed and restore service quickly.
If they just null route you and go back to drinking coffee, you need a new host.
Yes, there are some basic things they can do like improving server performance
[edited by: CenSin at 8:24 pm (utc) on Oct 20, 2010]