What is the best DDoS protection service?

KnownHost

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Hmmm,

Out of those Akamia is going to be one of the most expensive but top tier providers. No direct experience with them but they do have a reputation.

CloudFlare does pretty decent, we have a good bit of experience with them, however it really depends on what kind of DDoS you are talking about. If it's a port that CloudFlare protects you're in great shape, but if they get a whiff of your IP and start sending UDP floods or similar you'll end up needing a full scrubbing service that filters 100% of the traffic to your IP and not just a proxy. Those can get pretty pricey pretty quick and usually require either on-site hardware and capacity or GRE tunnel setups to filter the traffic.
 

Paul M

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Dont use any, never have.

Our site really isnt that important enough for anyone to bother (which is a good thing I guess).
 

KnownHost

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Dont use any, never have.

Our site really isnt that important enough for anyone to bother (which is a good thing I guess).
In a lot of ways it really is a good thing, (not being small but just not being bothered). It really doesn't take much for someone to really make a website operators life difficult by sending various attacks it's direction.
 

Banxix

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They won't lie I guess. Used a lot of Compute Engine service however yet to face any DDoS attacks so I'm not sure.

 

LeadCrow

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'Best' is really subjective. No solution can suit both hobbyists and large corporate-run networks, especially with how some vendors are really expensive.

Cloudflare is a popular ddos protection but many webhosts operate their branded service (often resold solutions from more established vendors) which hobbyist may find a lore more suitable for their budget.
 
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