Beginner need assistance

Discussion in 'General' started by Romsonic, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Romsonic

    Romsonic New Member

    Hi All,

    I just joined this forum after being under a ddos attack for over two weeks now. I know nothing on this subject, but after a lot of reading on the webhostingtalk forum i came here. This is the fisrt time i ever had such an attack on my website and i can't think of noone i have enraged to do this to me.

    My question is what product do i need for battling or preventing a ddos attack. Is this the Load balancer?

    I keep banning IP's via .htacces now, but it's getting crazy and i do still wanna have a normal life and not banning IP's all day.
  2. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    both lslb (litespeed load balancer) and lsws(litespeed web server) has built-in anti-ddos feature.

    here's the detail document on how to configure the this feature in lslb and lsws:

    in your case, lsws may be enough, no need lslb.

    based on your anti-ddos configuration, lsws detect and ban IP automatically. the ban period is configurable --- "Banned Period (sec)". after the ban period, lsws will lift the ban for this IP without user's manual work.
  3. Romsonic

    Romsonic New Member

    Hey NiteWave,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have a wordpress blog that runs on a shared hosting. Can i still use lsws?
  4. NiteWave

    NiteWave Administrator

    may not. since lsws will replace apache, which is not under your control as you're a shared host user.
  5. Romsonic

    Romsonic New Member

    Is there another LiteSpeed tool that can help me fight a ddos attack? My host is saying that i should keep banning IP's in .htacces. And if my site is causing too much server slowdown they will put my site in quarantine and the datacenter will sort it out.

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