10 reliable ways to kill your website

Started by jacoblin, Aug 22, 2022, 10:20 AM

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You have a site that is several years old. All these years you have taken care of him with great care, stuffed him with content and ennobled him in every possible way. And then suddenly they decided to kill - for no reason, just such a mood. And just in case, we will teach you how to make your resource practically invulnerable.

Forget about backup

It would seem that even small children already know that it is necessary to back up data, but for that they and children understand absolutely nothing in life. Indeed, why all these precautions when you can rely on chance. Live fast, die young, real men don't need backups. The very first accident at the hosting provider will put everything in its place: if your resource is destined to survive, it will survive, if not - what to do, weaklings do not belong here.

Don't protect yourself from viruses

All threats and dangers must be met with an open visor. Did King Leonid hide behind the backs of his soldiers, frightened by the superior forces of the Persians? Was the gladiator commander Maximus shaking with an aspen leaf before entering the arena? So why be afraid of viruses? Why build impenetrable fortifications around the site and instruct the provider's specialists to regularly examine all this for vulnerabilities? Only a fair duel will decide whether your resource is capable of repelling the enemy. And if he dies, it will be a heroic death.

Quarrel with the admin

Well, that is also a good option. If you show enough diligence, revenge will not keep you waiting. So, insult him, humiliate him, doubt his professional abilities and, generally, his belonging to the Homo sapiens species. Accuse your admin of all mortal sins, except perhaps pride - this insignificance still has nothing to be proud of. Sooner or later, the tormented admin nerves will not stand it, your site will fall down and never get up again. Which is exactly what you were looking for.

Not paying hosting rent on time

Not everything in this world is measured in money, let your hosting provider get used to this idea. And even more so, do not bother with questions of timely payment for services. Well, what to do, they forgot to pay off the debt and left for a place where it is not possible to do that, just think, what a disaster. Who knew that the provider loves money so much and does not appreciate your warm feelings for him that he will instantly suspend the site?

Disappear from search engine results

This method is suitable for those who are suddenly overtaken by an attack of misanthropy. The website itself will be fine, but users will not be able to find it. In order for search engines to exclude your resource from the issue, you can publish stolen content, fill the website to capacity with advertising banners, and fill the texts of the pages to capacity with key queries. After that, you can count on the long-awaited peace.
Wrong software update

It's like magic - literally just the website was in order, and now it's not. Strictly speaking, now there is nothing at all, everything has fallen off. Updated, it's called. To use this magic, you do not need to know the secrets of proper software updates. On the contrary, agree to everything that is offered to you. Come what may.

Use up all disk space

The logs are either user-generated content, but something took up too much space, and payment everything is bad now. The situation could be corrected by a timely appeal to the hosting provider, but not for us to ask someone for help. Suffer so suffer. Let's try to make do with what we have (spoiler: nothing good will come of it).

Ask for blocking

Here you have to turn on the imagination to the fullest. Calls for the overthrow of the constitutional order, recipes for home-made drugs, visual descriptions of suiсide methods - try it all together and separately, something is sure to work. Sooner or later, Roskomnadzor will become interested in your resource and issue a warning. Of course, you won't get anyone through such a trifle. Double your efforts - content like this will make it only a matter of time before you get banned.

Ignore bursts of user activity

Who would have thought that before the New Year people would buy gifts in bulk, and your online store of these same gifts would not withstand the influx of visitors? Say, it was possible to contact the provider and connect additional power? Let me remind you that we have a diametrically opposed goal. And initially, small opportunities to ensure the performance of the resource are just very handy.

Be the victim of a DDoS attack

A method for those who do not want to do anything at all on their own. Competitors or just network intruders will work for you. The server is bombarded with requests and the website becomes inaccessible to users. Unless, of course, you do not discuss with the provider the provision of additional protection against such troubles. But that's not part of our plans, is it?

How to avoid it

And now seriously. The stories cited above are not the product of the author's wild imagination, something similar happened in reality. As a result, website owners were left with nothing, and it was not possible to return what was lost. It is unlikely that you will ever want something like this to happen to your resource.
That's not what it was made for, right? Of course, not everything depends on the provider, but the service will cope with its duties completely. Its advantages are impressive power, a sufficient degree of data protection, adequate technical support to help you figure out how everything works here, and reasonable cost.

You get a virtual dedicated server for use, the specific configuration of which you can choose from ready-made options or assemble it yourself in the constructor on the provider's website. The advantages of VDS over shared hosting are obvious: firstly, the number of sites and databases created is limited only by server resources, and secondly, projects located on the same physical server are isolated from each other, so overloading one of them will not significantly affect performance others.
Finally, you can independently configure the server for specific tasks if you are confident in your abilities. Otherwise, technical support will come to the rescue.

The "Server Care" service will come in handy in cases where you do not have the opportunity to constantly monitor whether everything is fine with the website. Monitoring is carried out around the clock, every 10 minutes the system checks the availability of your resource. When something suddenly goes wrong, administrators are instantly notified and begin to fix the trouble. As a result of their work, you receive a message with a description of the problem and a report on its solution.
Not afraid of DDoS attacks. Separately, you can order a security audit, during which possible vulnerabilities will be identified and the consequences of hаcking, if any, will be eliminated.

For backup, you will have a disk with a capacity of 30 GB to 1 TB. It is on a separate server that is separate of your VDS. If suddenly something happens to the main server, data recovery will not be a trouble. Backup is configured in the ISPmanager control panel, and you can download all saved via FTP.


But why not AmazonAWS or DigitalOcean or Google?
There is an article that is still useful, some good advice slips through.


In fact, all this can happen in reality, and you're right, no one wants this to happen to their site. Hosting provider FirstVDS helps to cope with such problems, maintaining the viability of sites and protecting the nerves of their owners. FirstVDS Facebook communities* regularly feature all sorts of interesting materials for beginners and experienced site owners: fresh news, useful articles and ways to solve problems that users have. If you want to learn something new, I advise you.


Destroy your own website - only real masochists can think of such a thing. Indeed, in order to make it, it takes a lot of work, time and effort, as well as knowledge in the field of web design and site building. In extreme cases, if there is such an acute shortage of time, you can simply not go to it for at least a whole year, in most hosting providers it will still be possible to restore it.


Great article ;)  made me laugh ;D
Actually the style of `wrong advice` is more suitable for perception than boring long inrtructions. The problem is not all users have a good sense of humor :D


Here's another way to kill the site:
To breed a couple of thousand pages on the site due to incorrect processing of 404 errors.
This is one of the easiest ways that you can easily use. To begin with, you need to thoroughly study the technical condition of your enemy's website.

Most of websites on the Internet (about 80%) are written so crookedly and incorrectly that it will not be difficult to find a technical problem on such a site.
Very often, sites incorrectly handle the 404 error, or are not processed at all. A 404 error is a page that tells you that you have come to an address that is not on the site.

That is, either the page was, and it has already been deleted, or it never existed in nature.
At the same time, the robot that came to the page should be given a 404 response — web page was not found.