WordPress hosting is a complicated subject.
A lot of people are wooed with low monthly prices for shared web hosting.
These accounts are not usually optimized for hosting WordPress web sites.
The hosting company doesn’t tell you , but the resources available to running your website are limited. When these resources run out, your site will suffer an outage. When this occurs, they’ll try to upgrade you to a plan with more resources.
DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service attack.
There are unscrupulous computers across the globe trying to break into WordPress sites all over the globe. Why ? why are they breaking into my site ? I don’t even sell anything ? Well they are mostly trying to add your site to their network of attacking servers. It’s not personal, its automated.
The DDoS attack is usually 1 of a few things:
How do you know if it’s going on ? The main way is to look into your access.log files. Sometimes you can view these through your web hosting control panel. They won’t appear on google analytics as they aren’t real users.
The main way people stop these attacks include:
Upgrading your plan with the hosting company is poor because: