Servers under pressure due to DDOS Attacks
All of the Instant Web servers at this moment experience a major DDOS and Syn-Flood attack with more than 2000 attacks per second.
What is a DDOS Attack?
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to make an online service unavailable to users, usually by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of its hosting server.
What is the our remedy?
Take notice that you will experience some downtime during today and tomorrow whilst we are in the process of mitigating the attack on the servers.
The servers are able to handle these attacks, but in order for us to stop the source of the attack, the main servers of Instant Web that provides the DNS records to the other servers must be rebooted several times which will bring down all of the hosting accounts for at least 10-15 minutes at a time and it will be rebooted several times during today. If we are unable to effectively stop the attack, this process will repeat tomorrow again.
This is the first time since 2004 that we have to take drastic measures to ensure that all the websites hosted by us are protected during such a huge attack.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to you and we ask your patience whilst we protects your data and the integrity of our systems.
Monday, September 27, 2021