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DOS attack and DDoS attack: are they the same thing?

Postby LLHOST » Fri Mar 17, 2023 10:18 am

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DOS attack and DDoS attack: are they the same thing?

Attacks on computer systems and networks have become a common occurrence in the modern world. According to Infosecurity Magazine, a journal on information security, the number of DDoS attacks in 2022 increased by 74% annually. The most vulnerable sectors were: fintech industry (34%), telecommunications (26%), and e-commerce (17%). Microsoft recorded an average of 1435 attacks per day, with the highest number of attacks in a single day being recorded on September 22, 2022, with 2215 attacks.

The two most common types of attacks are DoS and DDoS, aimed at overloading a system and causing it to fail. Let's understand the essence of these concepts and what security measures can be taken.

DoS (Denial of Service) attack is a type of attack on a computer system in which an attacker tries to disrupt the service of the system or service. Various techniques are used, such as sending a large number of requests or data packets to the system, overloading its resources, and exploiting vulnerabilities in software. DoS attacks can be launched from one computer or several located in the same network.

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a more complex and common type of attack that uses so-called botnets - a group of computers or devices infected with malicious software to simultaneously launch an attack on the target system or service. The ability to distribute the load across multiple computers makes DDoS attacks more effective and difficult to detect and stop, and devices can be used without the knowledge of their owners.

Thus, the main difference between DOS and DDoS attacks is that a DOS attack is launched from a single computer or a few computers within the same network, while a DDoS attack uses a group of computers located in different places.

DDoS attacks can be classified as L3-L4 (network and transport layers) and L7 (application layer). L3 and L4 DDoS attacks are aimed at overloading network resources such as network bandwidth, routers, switches, and other network devices, as well as fraudulent purposes such as extortion.

VPS Netherlands from LLHOST INC. include L3-L4 DDoS attack protection systems that operate at the network protocol level. These systems are capable of processing a large volume of traffic and quickly responding to attacks to prevent service disruptions. To do this, they use traffic filtering methods such as connection throttling or blocking certain IP addresses to prevent network overload.

To protect from DDoS attacks directed against VPS Netherlands, LLHOST INC. employs the following methods:

1. Using specialized software to detect and block attacks.
2. Regularly updating the software used on network devices and servers.
3. Increasing network bandwidth to provide greater resilience to DDoS attacks.
4. Using cloud resources to distribute the load and ensure high service availability.

Until March 31, 2023, you can get any of VPS Netherlands plans for 6 months with a -40% discount when choosing monthly billing cycle.

Take advantage of LLHOST INC.'s offer and start your business with a reliable partner!

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How to Improve VPS Performance: Tips from Experts.

Postby LLHOST » Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:59 pm

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How to Improve VPS Performance: Tips from Experts.

Virtual private servers (VPS) are an excellent solution for many projects today. However, like any other server, a VPS requires a certain level of performance to ensure fast and reliable operation. There are many ways to optimize a web server. In this article, we will provide some tips from our experts on how to improve VPS performance.

Operating system update.
The first step to improve VPS performance is to update the operating system. This will help improve security and fix any version errors. In addition, timely updates contribute to optimizing server speed.

Software update.
New versions of software can also increase VPS performance and fix bugs that slow down the server. Make sure you are using the latest software versions.

Server settings optimization.
The third tip for improving VPS performance is to optimize your server settings. For example, a server could be software that manages requests to your website and delivers content to users. By setting optimal configuration settings such as memory settings, processor settings, network settings, etc., you can improve website loading speed and reduce server load. These settings can be done through the server's control panel, or may require changes to configuration files and operating system settings.

Software monitoring.
Each project requires different software for its implementation and operation. Too many applications installed on your VPS can lead to increased server load and decreased performance. Depending on the needs of your project and VPS capacity, you can scale your server, which will lead to efficient use of its resources.

VPS scaling.
VPS capacity also affects the performance of your server. Based on data on the volume of resources used by your projects, you can increase, for example, CPU, RAM, storage for your virtual server to ensure optimal performance.

Using caching.
Caching can significantly reduce the number of database requests, which will reduce the load on the VPS and speed up applications, especially with repeated requests. Caching can be implemented at the application level or using special software tools.

Database optimization.
The database is an extremely important part of your project and can be a source of performance issues, especially if it contains a lot of data or is used inefficiently. There are several ways to optimize the database, including indexing, cleaning the database of unused data, and optimizing queries. These actions will help speed up data access and reduce request execution time.

Performance tracking.
We recommend installing one of the server performance monitoring tools and regularly tracking the performance of your server in order to quickly identify issues and take appropriate measures to improve its performance

These are just some of the additional actions you can take to improve the performance of your VPS. All of them can be used depending on the specific situation and requirements of your project. It is important to understand that each virtual server is unique and requires an individual approach to optimize performance.

LLHOST INC. always strives to develop and provide its users not only modern and powerful servers, but also the necessary information related to their operation. As you already know, throughout March we have a spring discount of -40% for 6 months on any LLHOST INC.’s VPS Netherlands plan. This offer will allow users to save a significant amount, so hurry up, because there is only one week left!*

*The promotion is valid until March 31, 2023, when choosing a monthly billing cycle for an unlimited number of users and cannot be combined with other special offers.

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Re: Super Fast OVS Hosting| - 99.9% Uptime + 2

Postby LLHOST » Tue Apr 04, 2023 9:02 am

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April 4th for LLHOST INC. a special day - the birthday of our company! It was this day in 2017 that became the starting point, and since then we have been continuously providing our users with high-quality services and products.

We are proud of the tremendous growth and achievements we have made. Over the past year, we have achieved many small but significant victories that have led us to new heights. LLHOST INC. has expanded its network of locations, launched new products, and added modern equipment to its arsenal.

The quality of the services provided has always been one of the key for LLHOST INC., and this year has become an indicator that we are on the right track. Our efforts to improve customer support has led to an increase in our customer base.

We are grateful to each and every one of you for your trust, because you are part of the LLHOST INC. family. You are our main motivation, and we are glad that you are with us!

LLHOST INC. look to the future with enthusiasm and big plans. We will continue to stay on the path of development: invest in new technologies, expand and improve services in order to provide exceptional products that meet the growing needs of our users.

In honor of our birthday, we have prepared something great for you - a -80% discount on any VPS Netherlands plan using promo code HAPPY-B-DAY-LL. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get a virtual server at the best price!

Thank you for being with us on this significant day!

Terms and conditions:
1. This discount can be applied to 1 month of the monthly billing cycle.
2. The promo code is valid until April 07, 2023.
3. It is active for a limited number of users.
4. The discount cannot be combined with other special offers.

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Re: Super Fast OVS Hosting| - 99.9% Uptime + 2

Postby LLHOST » Fri Apr 07, 2023 1:36 pm

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How to choose VPS configuration? Beginners guide.

As businesses and individuals turn to virtual private servers (VPS) for web hosting, it's essential to select the ideal VPS configuration to cater to specific tasks. With numerous options available, determining the perfect balance between performance and cost can be challenging. Here's a concise guide to help you choose the right VPS configuration tailored to your needs.

Understanding Your VPS Requirements
Before diving into VPS configurations, evaluate your specific needs, including:

Purpose: Are you hosting a website, running a database server, or developing a custom application?
Traffic: Will your VPS handle high traffic or a smaller audience?
Scalability: Does your project require the flexibility to expand or contract resources quickly?
Budget: What is your spending limit for a VPS solution?

Considering these factors, let's explore VPS configuration options for various tasks.

For Basic Websites and Blogs
If you're hosting a small-to-medium-sized website or blog with modest traffic, a cost-effective VPS configuration would include:

1-2 vCPUs (virtual CPUs)
2-4 GB RAM
20-40 GB SSD storage

This configuration allows you to manage your website smoothly, without incurring excessive expenses.

For eCommerce Websites and Web Applications
For online stores and complex web applications with higher traffic and increased demands, a more robust VPS configuration is necessary. Aim for:

2-4 vCPUs
4-8 GB RAM
40-80 GB SSD storage

This setup ensures faster load times and a seamless user experience, which are vital for retaining customers and increasing conversions.

For Database Servers and Custom Applications
If you're running a database server or developing custom applications with resource-intensive workloads, choose a powerful VPS configuration, such as:

4-8 vCPUs
8-16 GB RAM
80-160 GB SSD storage

This configuration provides enhanced performance for demanding tasks, ensuring your applications run efficiently and without hiccups.

Scalability and Bursty Traffic
Scalability is a crucial consideration for projects with unpredictable or fluctuating traffic. Opt for a VPS provider that allows you to scale your resources up or down quickly, ensuring optimal performance during peak times without overspending during quieter periods.

Managed vs. Unmanaged VPS
Another aspect to consider is whether you prefer a managed or unmanaged VPS. With a managed VPS, the provider takes care of server maintenance, updates, and security. This option is ideal for those with limited technical expertise or time constraints. In contrast, an unmanaged VPS offers more control and customization but requires advanced technical knowledge to manage and maintain the server.

To help you make the most out of your virtual hosting experience, LLHOST INC. is excited to offer a special 20% discount for 3 months on our VPS Netherlands products! This promotion is applicable to monthly billing periods and is valid until the 21st of April, 2023.Don't miss this opportunity to get the best VPS configuration tailored to your needs at a reduced price.

Whether you're hosting a website, running a database server, or building custom applications, our VPS Netherlands services provide the perfect balance between performance and affordability. Take advantage of this limited-time offer and let LLHOST INC. support your online endeavors with unparalleled reliability and efficiency.

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