Is your WebServer getting slammed with a DDOS attack? At one time, hackers would go after the DNS servers which would potentially bring down an entire domain and all of its hosted applications (e.g web, email, blogs etc.). Now, the main target seems to be web servers they are targeting now.
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to make an online service unavailable to users, usually by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of its hosting server.
CloudFlare or some other CDN (Content Distributed Network) is a good first step in protecting your webserver from being attacked.
The problem with the above network is that a hacker will bypass the ClouldFlare network and directly attack your server once they obtain the IP address. All you have to do is search on google for "obtain IP from network behind clouldflare" and you will find it very easy to obtain.
One way to prevent your server from being attacked is to force all web traffic (port 80 and 443) through CloudFlare by blocking all other traffic, and allowing only traffic from CloudFlare's network.
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Located in Nanaimo BC Canada, Clustered Networks was Incorporated in 2001 and has offered Network / Internet and IT Consulting services for over 20 years. We offer personalized service!