Protection against DDoS attacks




Anti-DDos protection
As an expert web solutions provider, OVH provides solid infrastructure with high availability for your hosting system. The only thing you have to worry about is storing your files and bringing your website to life!

Using our exclusive OVH Anti-DDoS protection, we ensure that your hosting system is always accessible, even in the event of an attack!

As Octave Klaba stresses, this protection is essential because, "It's not a question of knowing if you need anti-DDoS protection but rather when you will first be the victim of an attack."



What is DDoS?


DDoS attacks aim to render your website unavailable by overloading the server's bandwidth or monopolising its resources until they run out. The most common attacks are level 7(the highest level), which aim to overload the system with PHP requests.



What is DDoS?




Today, alerts have multiplied and the risk of attack is greater than ever because the technology and tools needed to stage an attack are readily available. Not only has the number of the recorded attacks increased - but their brute force is greater,ie,their potential to damage even the most solid infrastructures.



Security, the OVH way


Guaranteeing the security and durability of our customers' online applications has always been a priority for OVH. Over the years, we have experimented with ways of anticipating, managing and counteracting these problems. As such we have been able to develop intelligent and robust tools capable of handling massive attacks. This tools features on our ranges of dedicated servers and Cloud products.




These tools have been adapted and transferd over to other products which required them, such as our Web Hosting services. Previously, we often had to suspend websites flooded with requests, in order to prevent the situation from damaging the entire service and affecting other customers.

To counter these attacks, OVH has now integrated a mitigation solution based on VAC technology. It's an exclusive combination of techniques which analyse your traffic in real time and at high speed. They detect and intercept attacks automatically, while letting legitimate requests pass through. In addition, the load balancing is even better with the introduction of PHP-FPM, enabling improved server responsiveness. As a result, there is no longer any risk of the service being saturated.
Security, the OVH way




To find out more, check out the full presentation on Anti-DDoS protection.