9 Signs Your Website Is Under Attack from a DDOS

A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack typically involves an outside party flooding your website with traffic to the point where it overwhelms your server and causes it to crash, taking your site down with it. Thankfully, there are a number of signs you can look out for to determine if you’re under attack, so that you can take action to thwart the attacker and get your site back up and running as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common signs of a DDOS attack on your website.

The website will crash

If your website suddenly displays an error message or starts operating really slowly...

There will be repeated failed login attempts

You might see an unusual number of failed login attempts...

The site performance will start to slow down significantly

A DDoS attack against your site means that someone has maliciously targeted it...

The server will have an unusually high amount of traffic

It will seem like your website is experiencing an unusually high amount of traffic...

The user experience quality declines

Slow page loads and high error rates can be signs of an impending attack...

There will be hundreds of unanswered emails in the inbox

While it can be normal to have an inbox with several unread emails...

Email service providers such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo return emails as undeliverable

Google and Microsoft are some of the most popular email providers...

Unusually high amounts of traffic coming from different IP addresses at once

If you notice traffic spiking for no apparent reason...

The host server will block outbound internet access by blocking ports 25, 80 and 443

Port 25 is for email, 80 is for HTTP and 443 is for HTTPS...

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