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Title: How to protect your WordPress Website with DDoS Vulnerability?


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How to Protect your WordPress Website with DDoS
Vulnerability?
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Every server has limits, and websites can handle
so many visits simultaneously only. But if the
server goes under pressure somehow, it will stop
working soon. Thats how the Distributed Denial
of Service (DDoS) cyber attack works. It creates
that under pressure situation. We, as a WordPress
Website development company, concerned about
WordPress websites with DDoS vulnerability and
its protection from DDoS cyber attacks.
The most recent DDoS attack was on Amazon Web
Services in Feb 2020, when 800 Pound gorillas of
everything cloud computing was hit by a massive
DDoS attack. In comparison to 2018 DDoS attacks
increased 39 in 2019, which is quite scary.
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The thing becomes scarier as this cyber attack
doesnt only hit popular websites but small ones
too. The attack slows-down websites and makes
them inaccessible to users. It makes DDoS attack
protection a critical need of time, but before we
move towards the solution, lets know the root
cause.
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Short insights on DDos attack
The DDoS cyber-attack involves compromised
computers and devices to send or request data
from a WordPress hosting server. The purpose
behind these requests is to slow down and
eventually crash the targeted server and
website. DDoS is an advanced form of Dos (Denial
of Service). It shut down the network with
sending floods of traffic to the target or
information that triggers a crash. The DDoS
attack occurs with multiple systems planning a
combined DoS attack to a single target. The
attack took place from many locations rather than
just one.
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How does this attack work? Know in steps.
  • To carry out the attack DDoS attackers are
    required to control the victims network. In the
    process, attackers affect computers and other
    machines such as IoT devices with malware and
    turn them into a bot.
  • The attackers then control the group of bots with
    their so-called remote control called a BOTNET.
  • With the help of this botnet, attackers can send
    updated instructions to the bot via this
    controlling method and direct them to work
    accordingly.

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  • When an attacker targets the IP address of a
    victim, each bot responds by sending requests to
    the target.
  • It causes the overflow of a network or server and
    results in DDOS traffic.
  • Ultimately the server stops responding or
    crashes.

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How to detect DDoS vulnerability on the WordPress
Website?
Its tough to detect the DDoS attack as it does
not show any warning, and also website owners do
not regularly browse the website. Most of the
cases, owners only get aware when users or
customers complain about the malfunctioning. At
times you can check for the themes and plugins
whether they are creating issues. If not, then
you can realize that there is a presence of DDoS
attacks.
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But keep it in mind that, not only detect attacks
but search for a solution, as it can affect
revenue and visitors and much more. In the case
of DDoS attacks, if you know the sign prior, it
is the best way to mitigate. Check out some
proven hints. Monitor the website traffic Keep
monitoring your WP websites traffic. Check for
the sudden hikes in traffic as in DDoS attacks
hackers send many requests to WordPress websites.
Use Google Analytics to keep an eye on your
daily-traffic, as recently Google added real-time
data features on it.
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You can also install some security plugins to
check traffic. If you notice an insane amount of
requests in a small time-span, especially when
the website is not familiar to that, then it can
be a sign of DDoS attack. Review the websites
data usage DDoS attacks are known for draining
website resources, so keep an eye on the
proportion of website resources. However, its
not that easy to drain website resources as it
requires a lot of traffic. To conform DDoS
attacks, check for your CPU and Bandwidth. For
better protection, dont wait for DDoS attacks to
happen and hire WordPress support and maintenance
services.
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Proven ways to protect WordPress websites from
DDoS attack
Use a content delivery network(CDN) To handle
the website server load, CDN offers a server to
your WP website. It will handle WP website speed
and server load too. It gives full justice to
security and protection from DDoS attacks without
damaging the server. It also detaches the
uncertain pattern of traffic and works as a
reverse proxy.
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Disable reset API and XML-RPC in WordPress In
the recent WordPress version, now users can
enable the XML- RPC with the default option. It
is used to trackbacks and Pingbacks, which is
useful for SEO. However, XML-RPC can be
compromised easily and become a loop for your
website security. So its better to disable it.
In the same manner, disable your reset API
too. Take services from a secure hosting
provider Server hosting provider plays a
crucial role in both security and website speed.
A good hosting server can save your WordPress
website from DDoS attacks too. A premium hosting
plan holds your security at preference.
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Download the WordPress DDoS protection plugin
WAFs (Web Application Firewall) can safeguard
your website. The security plugin such as WAF
will work on many functionalities such as bot
blocking, misleading URL, login attempts, and
malicious IP addresses.
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The final point! WordPress is one of the most
secure site builder platforms. But the immense
effect of DDoS attack cant be neglected. It can
flood out the hard-earned websites visitors,
reputation and even the whole website. However,
here, in this article, we have given all possible
measuring and proven tactics to handle these
massive security issues. But if you want experts
to deal with this crucial security matter, hire
WordPress website support maintenance.
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