My site has not been accessible for 4 days now, the message from the provider stated;
"The server is under a severe HTTP based DDoS and there are roughly 400-600 connections from random IP's coming up. We are blocking everything as it comes in. We have entered your server in behind our DDoS protected network."
My concerns are;
a) If they blocked incoming IP's, and most likely will continue to do so, regular visitors won't get access and search engines also won't get access. The provider doesn't confirm these points.
b) While they have my local IP and say it is not blocked I still can't access my site. Also can't access site from public computers (tested unsuccessfully from internet cafes and different local IPs).
c) Monthly visitors are 500,000 and I have No1 ranking on Google for some of my sub-domains. Curious if this blocking of IP's will effect the Google ratings.
d) Is there any way to trace the original source of the attack?
Any information on this would be most welcome.