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Post by Raheem » 1 Week Ago

So let's summarize what I said till now.

Before running a CS/HL server (CS1.6/HL/CSCZ/CSS/CSGO) you need to think about DDoS/DoS protection. CS/HL servers are subjected to UNLIMITED types of DoS/DDoS attacks, that can take down your server for some time. Most of the attacks that can take down your server are UDP-based. This is why when you search for hosting you need to ensure if it has UDP mitigation or not.

Anti-DDoS solutions will cost the hosting provider extra money. This is the reason why you will need to pay more for a DDoS-protected service. And some providers do not invest in protection, and some do not provide UDP protection but provide only TCP. All providers aim to minimize their cost to earn more, and you need to search for good hosting that has good protection.

You need to know that you may be with the main hosting provider like to be with OVH directly, and you may be with a reseller that buys their service and resell it as VPS/VDS. Be noted that yes you will pay less with a reseller, but you are subjected to disturbing things. I give you a short story about resellers. ExtraVM is a reseller, I was using it for some time and sometimes when I get DDoSed he suspended the service telling me that I used the VPS to launch a DDoS, and the fact is that I was a victim. After the suspension, I lost all things, and databases got corrupted... etc. Was a horrible experience that why I'm telling you this. One more thing to note always, resellers can anytime change your server IP without any valid reason. This something to fear as you know if IP changes you will lose many players. So please before you say I'll choose a reseller because of the lower cost, think about the harm that they can do for you after a short period.

Regardless of the reason why someone will attack you, you must protect yourself to a good extend. As I discussed that IPTables is not a practical solution. So you need to look for some robust/practical solutions, and I already discussed some in this topic. You need to try one of them and evaluate it yourself.

So to rest in peace, follow what I said. And put in your mind, protection is relative and we just need to make the attacker believe he fails so he does not try to attack again and again. He still can restrike but as said earlier, it's better than the 0-protected level.
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Post by ngamerz » 5 Days Ago

Raheem wrote:
1 Week Ago
So let's summarize what I said till now.

Before running a CS/HL server (CS1.6/HL/CSCZ/CSS/CSGO) you need to think about DDoS/DoS protection. CS/HL servers are subjected to UNLIMITED types of DoS/DDoS attacks, that can take down your server for some time. Most of the attacks that can take down your server are UDP-based. This is why when you search for hosting you need to ensure if it has UDP mitigation or not.

Anti-DDoS solutions will cost the hosting provider extra money. This is the reason why you will need to pay more for a DDoS-protected service. And some providers do not invest in protection, and some do not provide UDP protection but provide only TCP. All providers aim to minimize their cost to earn more, and you need to search for good hosting that has good protection.

You need to know that you may be with the main hosting provider like to be with OVH directly, and you may be with a reseller that buys their service and resell it as VPS/VDS. Be noted that yes you will pay less with a reseller, but you are subjected to disturbing things. I give you a short story about resellers. ExtraVM is a reseller, I was using it for some time and sometimes when I get DDoSed he suspended the service telling me that I used the VPS to launch a DDoS, and the fact is that I was a victim. After the suspension, I lost all things, and databases got corrupted... etc. Was a horrible experience that why I'm telling you this. One more thing to note always, resellers can anytime change your server IP without any valid reason. This something to fear as you know if IP changes you will lose many players. So please before you say I'll choose a reseller because of the lower cost, think about the harm that they can do for you after a short period.

Regardless of the reason why someone will attack you, you must protect yourself to a good extend. As I discussed that IPTables is not a practical solution. So you need to look for some robust/practical solutions, and I already discussed some in this topic. You need to try one of them and evaluate it yourself.

So to rest in peace, follow what I said. And put in your mind, protection is relative and we just need to make the attacker believe he fails so he does not try to attack again and again. He still can restrike but as said earlier, it's better than the 0-protected level.
This happen in me before, I have weak root password at that time. Only way to get rid of that, is by putting strong password. (Mine is 64 characters).
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Post by Raheem » 2 Days Ago

I'm not personally using resellers anymore. Also, I don't run servers since 4 years.

This just for anyone, it may help.
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