On DDoS attacks and protection

What is a DDoS attack?

DDoS stands for distributed denial-of-service.

DDoS attacks are a way of making a service on the internet unavailable. There are a large number of ways this is achieved, but most involve flooding a server with more data than it can handle.

This video explains how DDoS attacks typically work and explains two different types of DDoS attack:

For a more in depth article on DDoS attacks, check out the page on Wikipedia.

Does HostHorde provide DDoS protection

Yes, we have hardware level filtering devices on all of our servers.

We successfully mitigate the vast majority of attacks, which go by completely unnoticed by players on servers that we host.

Is my server being attacked?

Most likely not, but it’s typically impossible to tell if a specific server is being targeted.

We host multiple Minecraft server instances on a single server. Most DDoS attacks target the physical server, not an individual instance. This makes it impossible to tell which instance is the intended target.

The network status for our servers can be seen on our Pingdom status page. Any network interruptions are posted on our status Twitter account, @HostHordeStatus.
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