A hacker targets a website, and he or she overwhelms that site with bogus traffic to bring it down. This situation is known as a ‘DDoS attack’. It is capable of making the target website inaccessible quickly. DDoS stands for distributed denial of service. The hacker who performs the attack tries to interrupt the usual traffic to that website. The attack comes in all shapes and sizes. Here is a visual representation of some DDoS attack types. Know that it can also come in many other forms, so it is important to have protective measures in place against DDoS. When it comes to web hosting, this means you have to purchase a DDoS protection package.