We have a small business (financial services) that receives an extremely low level of internet traffic. As a newbie, we are looking for reasonably priced fully managed hosting that includes a high level of protection against DDoD attacks. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Thanks for the follow-up. The provider we were using claimed to offer fully managed hosting. Afterwards we found out the opposite. As a result, we were unmanaged. Since we did not have the technical know-how to configure settings ideally, we would up with DDoS attacks on an ongoing basis.
Thanks for the follow-up. The internally generated message we received directly relating to the DDoS attacks, were well beyond our newbie level of technical comprehension. As such, we were unable to determine an awareness as to the level number of the attacks.
DDoS is a broadly used term. What you might be experiencing is a very mini-DDos attack. Almost what I consider normal chatter. Say spurts of maybe 20-50 IP addresses hitting you in the course of a few minutes for maybe a day or two with maybe a few hundred IP's altogether.
Or maybe you have WordPress and your login is getting hit hard for a few days.
Yes a good fully managed host should deal with this stuff. Too bad they don't meet your expectations.
Assuming you have shared hosting or maybe a VPS, I don't agree that it would cost hundreds or even a hundred to provide protection against minor normal stuff. Many managed providers have DDoS protection built in to their network. Because if we are talking real serious DDoS then we are talking about stuff only handled away from the server.
When looking for a new host I suggest you come up with a list of what you think managed is and ask all your prospects. Ask them what they do for DDoS attacks and if they are gonna jump it there and be your manager of mitigating the attack? Ask if they will then look to shape and model their approach based on the attack.
If you are paying for service you need someone who will follow through!