How to Protect Your Website From a DDoS Attack

What is a DDoS attack?

A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attack is an abusive attempt at disrupting online services like networks, websites or servers. It’s done by sending floods of internet traffic in a short period of time to a targeted online service, typically making the online service unavailable. 

Be prepared, secure your website with our solutions

It’s unforeseen when the next DDoS Attack will happen. The best is to prepare yourself with services built to mitigate DDoS or other online attacks that may harm your website or revenue stream. Servebolt is all about making websites faster, scalable, but also safely securing your websites with our own Cloudflare-based solutions mentioned below.

Accelerated Domains

Accelerated Domains provides automatic DDoS protection, backed by Cloudflare. Accelerated Domains 100+ Tbps network capacity is well equipped to defend against the largest attacks on the internet. Accelerated Domains DDoS mitigation systems identify and mitigate most DDoS attacks in under 3 seconds. 

On top of that, both the Servebolt operations team and Cloudflare identify and mitigate DDoS attacks manually and with ease.

Servebolt CDN

Our global enterprise Servebolt CDN network does a lot more than just work as a CDN across its 200+ nodes, though. We have added a managed web application firewall (WAF) to it that consists of security rules from both Cloudflare and Servebolt – and is fully managed by Servebolt.

On top of that, we’ve added Rate Limiting on common vulnerable endpoints for brute-force attacks, and similar, to help protect your site against bad actors. Plus, DDoS protection of your website with 100+ Tbps network capacity. 

What this means for you and your website is a more secure setup, and less traffic with malicious intent.

Cloudflare CDN

Cloudflare Pro or Cloudflare Business offers a basic version of Web Application Firewall but it is limited to certain use-cases and needs manual configuration. It also protects your site against basic DDoS, and Brute Force attacks. Unfortunately it does not cover more advanced security features like auto rate-limiting, and proactive security measures that detect and stop attacks before they pose any danger. Those features come with our products Accelerated Domains and Servebolt CDN by default.

What other steps does Servebolt do to prevent DDoS attacks?

Servebolt has a dedicated Operations team that monitors servers 24/7 and ensures that any online attack against our services is blocked and banned. Servebolt also has smart firewall rules in place to mitigate online attacks and is proactively making Accelerated Domains and Servebolt CDN more performant and secure every day.  

Additional information on how to protect your website(s)

If you want to read or learn more about securing your website(s) from online attacks, then we have created some proper reading-material on that:

And as always, should you have any additional questions or want to add our DDoS solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support chat at!