DosProtect.com is a new site that opened its doors to two simple types of customers: those who were victims of DOS/DDOS attacks, and those who are looking to prevent such attacks before they even happen. DosProtect.com acts just like any other web hosting provider, offering competitive amounts of disk space, data transfer (bandwidth), and other features. The only difference is they also offer Mbps protection against DOS/DDOS attacks as well. The higher amount of Mpbs you have, the more protection you have.
Looking at the Advantages
Outside filtering. Unlike using DDOS prevention scripts that must make your server take a direct attack so that it can analyze and prevent what is bad traffic and allowing the good traffic in, DosProtect.com protects your website from even getting such malicious traffic in the first place. Even if you were to use free filtration scripts to fend off DOS / DDOS attacks, it still eats up your bandwidth tremendously even when you face small, amateur attacks. With DDoS hosting, you’ll never have to worry about many attacks. All you would need to worry about is getting enough Mpbs protection, which you can upgrade at anytime you need it during an attack.
Mpbs protection can be as high as 10 Gbps. This is a huge advantage. Many major attacks tend to go as high as 700 Mbps while amateur attacks are as low as 50-300 Mbps. That means you can receive a maximum level of protection. They use cutting edge hardware such as Radware, Juniper, Cisco, Arbor Networks, Foundry, and A10. They also rely on customized caching proxies. In layman terms, this means that any DDoS attack that tries to hurt their clients will need to go through six levels of filtration, which can effectively prevent attacks of any size at all times.
Good customer support. Many technicians I’ve spoken to in the past take as long as 2 days before giving me a response from other DDOS hosting providers. It was refreshing to receive a response in just 15 minutes instead. The representative who contacted me answered my questions quickly and professionally when it wasn’t even opening hours. This is important to know, especially when attacks can happen at any time.
Looking at the Disadvantages.
Expensive. DDOS prevention is expensive in general. It can cost hundreds of dollars a month to get the most suitable protection. Like every other DDoS hosting provider, these services are expensive. In fact, most services use a combination of hardware and a custom script that they either wrote themselves or hired a third-party to do for them. This can cost them as much as $40,000 – $700,000. You would never have to pay that much. You’ll be able to pay as little as $150 for good, monthly DOS protection. However, it is a necessary investment for victims of DOS/DDOS attacks, as the price of being unprepared can be much higher.
Low data transfers. For medium and large websites, high data transfer is necessary to manage their large loads of bandwidth. Unfortunately, these types of websites could not work with smaller, economic plans on DosProtect.com. Economic plans are best suitable for new, smaller websites that are just starting out or handle a specifically targeted niche of website traffic that doesn’t eat much bandwidth. Naturally, you’ll want to work on your website optimization to improve your website performance and lower its data transfer usage through careful.htaccess / GZIP modifications. It can help you save space & money by preventing overages and possibly getting smaller (more affordable) plans.
The bottom line. It is recommended for huge commercial sites (using large amounts of data transfer) only you are prepared to pay higher prices for custom plans. However, the biggest advantage is the amount of bandwidth filtering (Mbps protection) they can provide. This is what protects you in the first place. It is higher than many other competing providers (as high as 3 times the average amount at its current prices of $149), allowing your server to take on very large DOS/DDOS attacks at competitively lower prices. You just need to watch your natural bandwidth usage (the good traffic) and make sure that your website is most suited for that plan, since the low data transfer can be a disadvantage for you if you do not prepare for it ahead of time.