What is a DDOS?
DDOS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Imagine a shop that has 10 sales assistants, now 30 people with no interest in buying anything coordinated a prank on this retail store. They initiate conversation with each of the sales assistants. During the time that the sales assistants time is diverted genuine customers are not greeted or spoken to, as they are too busy dealing with the pranksters.
After a time these legitimate customers become frustrated with not being served and leave. This is a Denial of Service attack. However, if this happened continuously at multiple retail stores around the country it becomes a Distributed Denial of Service.
The idea behind DDOS attacks is to make an online resource, such as a website, unavailable for genuine viewers.
What does Rocketspark have for DDOS?
Rocketspark does not specifically have DDOS/DOS protection, but our hosting provider manages this at their level. Our hosting is monitored so if there was any kind of DDOS attack on our server we would quickly be alerted and be able to stop this from happening. Our server has a huge capacity and if there was a sudden spike in traffic there is plenty of capacity to handle this.