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UK webhost provider with DDOS protection and ideally patch management– recommendations?

One of our clients needs a good webhosting provider (via our company so ideally with a partner scheme) further to their website being victim to either a DDOS attack OR a massive spike in interest (probably the latter, but either way need to prepare for anything).

It would also be useful that if the provider had any system for keeping WordPress up to date also with patch management as it’s important the response to all the latest security threats are kept on top of.

Is there any, preferable large in good data centres that EE’s users can recommend. UK based is important. We are also considering using Cloudflare.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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madunixCommented:
Check out rackspace they offer DDOS protection
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Michael-BestCommented:
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IT Man200Author Commented:
I was looking at OVH as they came up when I googled. I thought rackspace only offered colocation rather then actual web hosting.
Do you have personal experience of ovh?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Cloudflare is excellent combine it with azure web hosting at the Ireland datacenter would be ideal for you.. Cloudflare may be sufficient
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madunixCommented:
As said above; alternatively, try out cloudflare.com.  It's a free service run by the same people who run the honeynet project.  It's a production security platform (anti-bot, anti-DoS, anti-DDoS, anti-spam, anti-hacking, etc) system that will block attackers.  It also acts as a CDN, caches your site, and has other fun options to speed up delivery.  I use it and enjoy it tremendously.  You just need to make an account, add your website and point your DNS at them.
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IT Man200Author Commented:
Yes I had been considering Cloudflare as an option. But having only recently discovered them, how trustworthy are they. What if their DNS servers go down.
I have understood a little about it so maybe this is not possible. But I still see the single point of failure as their DNS servers, and how good are they?

In addition, who knows about Patch management. If we need to keep the server patched up with say, new released for Wordpress. is there any hosting services who do this stuff automatically?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Their last outage was for 1 hour in 2013 (if they go down a large part of the internet goes down) as they have a huge market share.  About the only one that offers automated wordpress updates is wordpress.com, automating an update to a wordpress site could be problematic as it may break things
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IT Man200Author Commented:
Thanks for this. Hoping for a few more options on this. Also ideally ones with good partner schemes. Any other ideas?
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IT Man200Author Commented:
Still be interested to know if there are any more thoughts for other providers on this one?
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IT Man200Author Commented:
Thanks for the input. OVH in the end was ruled as non UK hosting. We found another decent hosting provider and we used CloudFlare which now I know I like very much.

Many thanks for input on this.
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