Ive seen that DO doesnt provide DDoS protection for droplets but is there any way I can protect my droplet from DDoS attacks without using cloudflare? I saw that IP tables hadnt really helped for some people. Any ideas?

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Hi @Filice,

So one thing is using a CDN like CloudFlare, the other is using a good firewall.

Having said that, Using only Iptables should be enough. This exact question has been discussed here as well:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/does-digital-ocean-have-a-dos-protection-stragegy

Additionally,

You can check the tutorial on how to mitigate DDoS attacks with CloudFlare (if you decide to use it)

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-mitigate-ddos-attacks-against-your-website-with-cloudflare

You can also check the Cloud Firewalls:

DigitalOcean Cloud Firewalls, which are free of charge.

DigitalOcean Cloud Firewalls are a network-based, stateful firewall service for Droplets provided at no additional cost. Cloud firewalls block all traffic that isn’t expressly permitted by a rule, in other words, the traffic is blocked before it even reaches your Droplets, which means less load to your Droplets.

Hope that this helps!

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