Anti-DDoS Pro is a security service provided by Alibaba Cloud that helps protect your online applications and services from Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. It is designed to mitigate the impact of large-scale, volumetric, and application-layer DDoS attacks, ensuring the availability and stability of your website or application.
Here are some key features and functionalities of Anti-DDoS Pro:
Traffic Cleaning: Anti-DDoS Pro filters out malicious traffic, allowing only legitimate traffic to reach your servers. It uses various techniques such as rate limiting, traffic profiling, and traffic diversion to mitigate the impact of DDoS attacks.
Layer 3/4 and Layer 7 Protection: Anti-DDoS Pro provides protection against both network-layer (Layer 3/4) and application-layer (Layer 7) DDoS attacks. It can identify and block common attack methods, such as SYN flood, UDP flood, HTTP flood, and application-layer attacks like HTTP GET/POST floods.
Global Scrubbing Centers: Alibaba Cloud operates a network of global scrubbing centers that are strategically distributed across different regions. These centers have large bandwidth capacities and advanced mitigation capabilities to handle massive DDoS attacks and ensure minimal latency for clean traffic delivery.
Real-time Attack Monitoring: Anti-DDoS Pro continuously monitors network traffic and provides real-time visibility into ongoing attacks. It offers detailed attack reports, traffic analysis, and statistics, allowing you to understand the nature of attacks and take appropriate measures.
Blacklisting/Whitelisting: You can configure custom blacklists and whitelists to block or allow specific IP addresses or ranges. This helps you control access to your services and protect against known malicious sources or ensure trusted access.
Auto Scaling: Anti-DDoS Pro supports automatic scaling to handle sudden increases in traffic during attacks. It dynamically adjusts its mitigation capacity to ensure efficient handling of traffic spikes and maintain service availability.
By using Anti-DDoS Pro, you can offload the burden of handling DDoS attacks from your infrastructure and ensure uninterrupted access to your online services. It is a reliable solution for organizations of all sizes to defend against DDoS attacks and maintain the security and availability of their applications and websites.
To protect your WordPress site with Alibaba Cloud Anti-DDoS Pro, you can follow these steps:
1. Sign up for Alibaba Cloud: If you haven't already, create an Alibaba Cloud account and access the Alibaba Cloud console.
2. Subscribe to Anti-DDoS Pro: In the Alibaba Cloud console, navigate to the Anti-DDoS Pro product page and subscribe to the service. Follow the instructions to configure Anti-DDoS Pro for your account.
3. Set up Anti-DDoS Pro for your website: After subscribing to Anti-DDoS Pro, configure it to protect your WordPress site:
a) Obtain your Anti-DDoS Pro IP address: In the Alibaba Cloud console, go to the Anti-DDoS Pro service page and locate the IP address assigned to your Anti-DDoS Pro instance.
b) Point your domain to the Anti-DDoS Pro IP: Update your domain's DNS settings to point the domain or subdomain to the Anti-DDoS Pro IP address. This ensures that all incoming traffic passes through Anti-DDoS Pro.
c) Configure Anti-DDoS Pro settings: In the Anti-DDoS Pro service page, configure the protection settings according to your requirements. You can adjust settings like traffic threshold, blacklisting/whitelisting, and security policies to enhance protection.
4. Test and monitor: Once the configuration is complete, test your website to ensure it is functioning correctly through Anti-DDoS Pro. Monitor the traffic and security logs in the Anti-DDoS Pro console to identify any potential attacks or abnormalities.
5. Fine-tune security policies: Based on the traffic patterns and any detected attacks, you can fine-tune the security policies in Anti-DDoS Pro. This may include adjusting threshold values, enabling additional protection features, or creating custom blacklists/whitelists.
6. Regularly review and update: Continuously monitor your website's traffic and security logs. Regularly review and update the Anti-DDoS Pro settings to adapt to changing traffic patterns or emerging threats.
It's important to note that these steps provide a general overview of setting up Anti-DDoS Pro for WordPress sites. The actual configuration may vary depending on your specific requirements and the hosting environment of your WordPress site. It is recommended to refer to the Alibaba Cloud documentation or seek professional assistance if needed.
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are for reference only and don't necessarily represent the official views of Alibaba Cloud.
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