Anything in the world is insecure until you provide a shelter, shield or security to it. Just like that, a website is easily vulnerable by anyone who has ordinary knowledge of hacking. Hackers attack a website using the DDoS technique to inject something in your web server or to get something confidential. You may have often noticed a website is down. It is possible that it’s affected by a DDoS Attack.
What is a DDoS Attack?
DDoS stands for Distributed Denial-of-service. This attack is a malicious attempt to interrupt the normal functioning traffic of a server or network by sending a flood of uncontrolled internet traffic. Which can overwhelm your network bandwidth and put a jam on each and everything so it can achieve its purpose.
How to Protect Your Website from DDoS Attack?
It is as much important as you wear uppers in winters just to protect your self from cold weather. Anyone can access your website in the world and not all people just come to visit your website. Some can cause serious damage to your website just to experiment and challenge their skills.
So here am going to reveal a simple guide that you can follow to save yourself from DDoS Attacks in the future. There are numerous CDN services but the one am going to share is on top of the list and has all the features required for the security of your website in its freeware version.
What is a CDN and why you should use it?
CDN (content delivery network) is a service that puts all the content of your website or blog closer to your site visitors. Like, if you are getting two visitors at the same time from two different locations of the world. One from the USA and the other from China. Your site content for both visitors will be fetched from the nearest servers to them. So they can get faster load times even if they have a slow internet connection. It also blocks all the invalid traffic to reach your website and saves a lot of your bandwidth. So, It is highly recommended to use a CDN.
How to use CloudFlare CDN to protect your website from DDoS Attack?
I hope I have explained very well about what is a CDN and why you should use it above. Now its time to apply it on your website to make it faster, secure and reliable. Follow the steps given below:
- Sign up on CloudFlare and verify your email address.
- After you set up your account. Log in and add your first website.