A DDoS attack is surprisingly easy to carry out and affects millions of websites worldwide every year, with the number of attacks rising.

Suffering DDoS attacks may seem like an inevitable side effect of being online; the more successful your site, the more likely it might seem that you’ll be the target of an attack at some point. But you can reduce the chances of a DDoS attack affecting your site.

You might be wondering: What is a DDoS attack? And how can I protect my site from them?

In this post, we’ll explain what DDoS attacks are, explore what might make your site vulnerable, and outline the ways you can reduce their probability and impact.