If you’re reading this, odds are you are under attack. Your Web server is being crushed under the extraordinary load of thousands or even millions of bogus requests. How do you deal with it?
Before we jump into that, a quick definition, courtesy of Wikipedia:
A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) occurs when multiple 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, though most commonly it’s due to malware or trojan attacks, either pre-scheduled or triggered by an external event.