One of my competitors has been doing a ddos attack on my site for the past 2 weeks, he's managed to take it offline for a few hours at least 3 times. Its been confirmed that its denial of service by the hosting company. My question is, for anyone who has experience with this, is there anything I can do to combat this that doesnt involve buying a $5000 server? Are there companies that can help to locate or prevent this? And this being blackhatworld..once I find out which competitor it is, is there anything I can do send him a message to knock it off? Im open to all suggestions, if they're less than.. civil then feel free to PM me.. I would greatly appreciate any knowledgable persons advice on this subject. thanks..