Dear members, friends and visitors,
RumahDayak.com suffered another bad DDOS last Sunday. And just in case some of you do not understand what is a DDos attack, here is the simple definition of a DDoS attack.
A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) occurs when multiple compromised systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. These systems are compromised by attackers using a variety of methods.
DDoS attack uses multiple computers throughout the network that it has previously infected. The computers act as “zombies” and work together to send out bogus messages, thereby increasing the amount of phony traffic.
Due to the DDoS attack, we have taken the website ‘offline’ and still need to pay for the excessive bandwidth or traffic that was used up during the attack.
There is no perfect or permanent solution to curb this abuse. The easiest way to survive this kind of attack is to have planned for the attack. Having a separate emergency block of IP addresses for critical servers with a separate route can be invaluable. A separate route (perhaps a DSL) is not that extravagant, and it can be used for load balancing or sharing under normal circumstances and switched to emergency mode in the event of an attack. Of course, in RumahDayak.com’s case, I do not know if there is a measure as such to counter the attack (unless of course, if the physical server in next to me).
In the case of having to host RumahDayak.com with hosting companies, we are only aware of the good things. And, expensively, now that we know a Virtual Private Server (VPS hosting) is just not good enough for a portal like RumahDayak.com!
Well.. folks, now that I do not have any more fund to pay for the massive traffic charges caused by the attack and hence shall put RumahDayak.com on the shelf for the time being. Who knows, God willing, someone may strike the lottery and lend us a hand.
Or, if anyone who have a dedicated server to host RumahDayak.com, we welcome you with open arms.
Not to worry, you still have RumahPanjai.com and Bidayuh.info to have fun with.
Once again, Thank You for your continuous support and I hope to see you at the portal soon :D
Shared IP Hosting– attacked!
Virtual Private Server Hosting– attacked!
Dedicated Server Hosting – ??