i've been with theplanet/softlayer for around 5 years i have 12 servers with them.
over the years it's always been the same through all the mergers and renames, they have never ever been able to deal with ddos efficiently.
yes ddos is a pain in the ass and hard to deal with for everyone, but how come godaddy (primarily a domain registrar) is capable of dealing with ddos with it's tippingpoint guard better than a company that is primarily a datacenter?
makes no sense...
anyway, im completely out of the loop of whats good these days, can anyone suggest a replacement for theplanet/softlayer?
Sorry to say but 'cheap' and 'ddos protection' don't go together.
I'm sure you have many servers but that doesn't mean you should get such protection for free
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Well, it rather depends on the nature of DDoS attacks. Budget solutions will suffice for HTTP/HTTPs/443/TCP attacks, whereas specific web projects (internet radio, online TV, etc.) require additional dedicated server with port protection feature that'll filter malicious traffic and pass good traffic to the particular client's server.