Rackspace's site was down for around two and a half hours early this morning [BST], in what may likely have been a repeat of Tuesday's distributed denial of service attack.
Hosting Companies under Attack
29 Aug 2003 Hosting, Performance, Security
The recent spate of distributed denial of service attacks has diversified, with some attackers apparently now targetting hosting companies. On Tuesday rackspace.com was attacked just one day after issuing a press release launching a service to...
3.6 million websites taken offline after fire at OVH datacenters
10 Mar 2021 Around the Net, Hosting, Performance, Security
Around 3.6 million websites across 464,000 distinct domains were taken offline after the major fire at an OVHcloud datacenter site in Strasbourg overnight. More than 18% of the IP addresses attributed to OVH in Netcraft’s most recent Web Server...
OCSP Server Performance in March 2013
22 Apr 2013 Hosting, Performance, Security
The Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) is an alternative method to Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) for obtaining the revocation status of an individual SSL certificate. Fast and reliable OCSP responders are essential for both Certificate...