DDOS Attack Affects This Site

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Today, and for the past 3 days, the Web server in Colorado that hosts all of my Web sites, including this one, has been under a DDOS attack.

As a result, today, and for the past 3 days, this Web site has repeatedly been unreachable, for up to 3 hours at a time.

Of course, my email accounts have been suffering the same fate.

My Web host operates dozens of Web servers, but the server that hosts my sites — along with hundreds of other Web sites — is apparently the only one that has been under attack.

So, a little while ago, I logged onto my Web hosts’ HelpDesk and asked that they move my Web sites to a different server as soon as they have time.

Now I’m going to click on my Journal’s “Submit” button and hope that this Web site is reachable long enough for this Journal entry to be posted.

UPDATE: A few minutes after I posted this Journal entry, I received a reply from my Web host. They suggested that, instead of moving my sites to a different server, they could quickly move my sites to a different IP address, to protect them from the DDOS attack. I wrote back and agreed with them, and so far, it looks like that strategy is working.

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