A few moments ago I logged in to my Hostinger account, and immediately after l logged in I got this message: ?Server #8 is under the DDOS attack (IP Nullrouted) We have just received a HUGE (over 3GB/s incoming traffic) DDoS attack targeting the Server #8. Our CISCO guard firewall was unable to handle such attack, so one of the server IP address - 188.8.131.52 was disabled (all the rest websites on this server are working fine). If your website is using this IP (due to unique IP rotation system only 3% websites are using this IP) it will be unavailable for the next 6 hours. As soon attack will subside, this IP address will be enabled and your website will start working again. We thank you for your patience and understanding.? Luckily my website wasn't affected by this, but this message left me with a few questions that hopefully some of you may be able to answer. 1) Are DDoS attacks on web hosts a common or even frequent thing, or there might be something fishy about this host? :hmmmm2: In the past I hosted sites with iPage, Hostgator, and some other less known hosts and I never had any problem with DDoS attacks (that I noticed). I'm in Hostinger's free plan, as I was taking that host for a test drive before I decided to give them my money, but from what I know this could happen to any of their costumers, even if they are paying, and I find that unacceptable. But it gets worse than this, this is only my third day with this host and already something like this happens! It goes without saying that my first impression isn't the best! I mean it's nice that they tell you the truth about what's happening, but a DDoS attack only 3 days after I created an account?? :261: 2) Is this the normal procedure, to disable the IP address, and let the sites using that IP down for 6 hours? If this would happen to an iPage or Hostgator server, would they do the same or they would find an alternative not to take the sites using that IP down for such a long period? Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light on this subject.