DDoS attacks

What are DDoS attacks?

A DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attack is an attempt by a malicious individual or group to disrupt traffic to/from a service. There are a variety of methods which the attackers can use to achieve this goal, as there are many different types of attacks. A few common, and potentially very harmful attacks include: TCP/UDP floods, ICMP, SYN, HOIC and LOIC, etc. DDoS attacks are exceedingly effective, as without physical hardware (firewalls or edge detection), the attacks will be difficult to mitigate in time. Without protection disruption can last days, if not weeks, depending on the severity of the attack. It just so happens we have excellent DDoS protection

Our mitigating potential

We use superior DDoS protection


per second
(equivalent to 3500Gbps!)


packets per second
(PPS - that's a lot!)

If you're not in the know, this level of DDoS protection is unmatched by many of our competitors. DDoS attacks above this kind of scale are extremely rare, such that it's highly unlikely that your service will suffer any downtime due to DDoS attacks. We achieve these figures using path.net DDoS protection.

DDoS statistics

Some interesting figures

The average DDoS attack in Q2 of 2018 was approx. 26.37Gbps*
The largest attack to date was a 1.7TBps reflection / amplification attack*
Some of the longest attacks in 2020 lasted over 245 hours (over 10 days)
UDP flooding was the most common attack in Q4 of 2018 - 19.7% of all attacks

As you can see, some people wake up and choose violence! Most attacks you can expect to receive when hosting a server with us will go unnoticed, and won't affect your service. We can't say the same for other providers however, so choose wisely

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