We have a handful of web sites, plus our e-mail, hosted with Hostmonster. I have personal sites with them too, and so far we’ve had a really good experience with HM.
Yesterday things started getting wonky, and HM is telling me it’s because the server we’re on is being subjected to a DDOS attack that is targeting a specific IP address on that server. They are working feverishly, so they claim, to give every account on that server a separate IP address so that the damage will be isolated.
It made sense at the time, but now it occurs to me that if a DDOS attack is hammering ANY IP on the server, it’s going to affect every site hosted on that same machine.
Am I right, or do I just not know enough about the magic of IP addresses and/or resource allocation? It seems like it would make more sense to just un-assign the IP address that’s being targeted, if they know it.