Should your site worry about DDOS?
What is a DDOS attack? And more importantly, should you worry? These questions are increasingly being asked by SMEs and others who run small and medium-sized websites. But most of the DDOS attacks that you hear about affect the web’s largest websites, so why would someone want to attack you?
Let’s start by explaining what happens in a DDOS attack. They work by sending huge volumes of traffic to your website to overload your host. The traffic is not real though: it is bots, or automatic traffic. While this is happening real users cannot access your website. The attacks can last for hours or even days.