In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or
distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a
machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the
means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it
generally consists of efforts to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or
suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
A DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service), is a type of
DOS attack where multiple compromised systems -- which are usually infected
with botnet-- are used to target a single system causing a Denial of Service
(DoS) attack. The victims of a DDoS attack consist of both the end targeted system
and all systems maliciously used and controlled by the hacker in the
Any DDOS attack, be they inbound - you are being attacked, or outbound - you are the attacker, are a direct violation of our Accepted Use Policy. Each occurence will cause a 24-hour suspension of the VPS through a null-route. Any further occurrence would be subject to review and could lead the account being terminated.