What is it?
Website Express and Pro now have rate limiting on a per-IP basis which prevents DoS and brute force attacks by erroring out unusually high number of requests per second per IP.
A Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack is an attack meant to shut down a machine or network, making it inaccessible to its intended users. DoS attacks accomplish this by flooding the target with traffic, or sending it information that triggers a crash. Through rate limiting, we prevent these types of attacks and keep the pages secure against hacking, phishing, and scamming.
Why is it important?
According to statistics from 40,000+ WordPress websites in Alexa Top 1 Million, more than 70% of WordPress installations are vulnerable to hacker attacks. This is why you need website hosting with a strong infrastructure and multiple layers of protection. With this security update, your pages on Website Express and Pro are protected against brute force cybersecurity attacks that may cost you time and money or even loss of business.
Who gets it?
All pages hosted on Website Express and Pro are protected with this technology.