Website Standard and Pro have rate limiting on a per-IP basis which prevents DoS and brute force attacks by erroring out an 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's 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 Standard and Pro are protected against brute-force cybersecurity attacks that may cost you time and money or even loss of business.