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DDos mitigation for Public cloud?


I read that the dedicated game servers have ddos mitigation. What about the virtual server?
Also is there an easy way to create an image of a server for quick backup/restore?


Hi VianE,

There is some kind of DDoS mitigation system enabled by default in Public Cloud instances, but you can also enable what is called “DDoS permanent mode” in the IP management menu.

To backup and quickly restore this kind of instances you can use the option “Create backup” of each instances. You can even schedule your backups automatically in the “Workflow Management” menu through cron jobs.

Hope this info helps.


all ovh red have antiddos and mitigation, including vps, public cloud if use for web hosting is good

if use vps for game server is not protected



If you are specifically looking for Game Anti-DDoS protection, the only solution that can provide this is the dedicated game servers. Only the game servers have that protection.

However, you can still host a game server on a VPS or a Public Cloud. But it is important to setup firewalls for it. It will not provide you the same protection as a game server would have, but you may get along with it.

For VPS:

  1. Setup firewall on your servers operating system
  2. Setup IP firewall:

For Public Cloud:

  1. Setup firewall on your servers operating system
  2. Setup IP firewall:
  3. Setup security groups: (don’t forget to add rules, add the security group to the instance and remove the default security group from the instance)

Important to be aware:

  • The IP firewall only applies to traffic outside of the OVHcloud network. This firewall is not applied to traffic coming from other OVHcloud IPs.
  • Security groups apply to IPs inside and outside of the OVHcloud network.
  • Security groups are only available for Public Cloud and not for VPS.
  • Since there are multiple firewalls, don’t create conflicting rules between them.