The ways to protect your VPS servers Thailand from DDoS attacks

March 8, 2017

If you are using VPS servers Thailand to hosting your business, and you don’t know the ways to protect your VPS from DDoS attacks.

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This article will help you how to protect your VPS from DDoS attacks. Do you know? One third of all downtime incidents are attributed to DDoS attacks. So you can see it is a justifiable threat for your site credibility. When you have a website on VPS hosting, of course, you also can not be sure it is protected enough. Therefore, the following is some ways that you should know when you choose VPS solution for your business.

Check and configure VPS hosting

If your website is located on VPS server in Thailand, it is possible to determine a level of an attack on your site. In this case, you can temporarily disconnect your server and analyze its logs. And when you feel protection against DDoS attacks is not your profile, you have to ask the virtual server administration specialists.

Firewall

The first step to achieve protect from DDoS is to configure your firewall correctly and to use it actively. However, you should remember, before installing or configuring the firewall, you have to stop the services you don’t use. But it is a bad idea to run another services on web server containing sites, so you should try to create a separate VPS. Firewall enables to close all the ports, keeping open only HTTPS, HTTP and SSH.

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Protection VPS hosting from HTTP, ICMP, ICMP, SYN-flood and UDO

It’s essential to determine the type of an attack whether it may be HTTP, ICMP, ICMP, UDO or SYN-flood to offer a protection against DDoS.

To mitigate http flood attack you have to a properly configured and optimized your web-server. To choose between Apache and Nginx experts recommend to prefer Nginx as it takes less resources and is more stable. For avoiding any interference to machine’s uptime you can also analyze access log on site and then write a pattern using that results. This will allow you to define and ban all bots’ requests.

And ICMP flood, it means sending of an abnormally large number of ICMP packets of any type, especially “ping” packets, so another great tip to make your website more reliable is to forbid ping for hiding your machine from Internet bots that are scanning your network.

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To protect web hosting from SYN flood you should figure out the connection in SYN_RECV state and restrict the new connections from a certain source for a certain time period.

Also, to make a protected VPS hosting you should also consider an UDP-flood. When attacker sends a huge amount of UDP packets to single or random ports of remote server mainly for saturating Internet pipe, you completely can protect you server from this kind of attack by limiting connections to DNS server.

To ensure your VPS Thailand server hosting is secure, you need follow some ways above, hope it will useful for you.