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Does Digital Ocean have a DOS Protection Stragegy?

I have tried several cloud providers(google, aws), but I have always fallen victim to DOS attack, fake martian packet attacks, that cripple down my servers, I have had to shutdown my servers.

I have just configured a digital ocean accounts added payment, but still hesitant to execute service with them. Do they have any protection against DOS? if not what’s the solution then.


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Hi @wangoloj,

At Datacenter level, DigitalOcean is well-protected. Even if DDoS attack happen to Datacenter, you should still be able to use site normally. There was an answer on Community about measures DigitalOcean takes for Datacenter so you can read them here.

About your server (Droplet)… you’re on your own here. However you can take some additional measures to make it more secure.

CloudFlare is probably best out-of-box solution but if it doesn’t suit your needs you can do some server tweaking.

Set up Firewall. Allow only ports you use. Disable ping requests via firewall to be more protected against that type of attacks. When you get DDoS attack you can use firewall to block IP ranges.

Research about Load Balancing. That can help take load from one server to multiple and make your site harder to go down.

Also, you can take a look at advanced Logging system so you have better management over server.

For all abode DigitalOcean has great tutorials that can get you help starting.

Regards, KDSys

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