Case Study: HostMantis Utilizes QuadraNet DDoS Solution

about HostMantis

HostMantis is a leading shared, VPS and reseller hosting company based out of Livonia, Michigan that offers reliable and low-cost services to their clients. Originally launched as Plexihost, the company rebranded and changed their name to HostMantis in September 2010 as part of a plan to position themselves as a major presence in the web hosting industry.

Company owner, Scott Newton adds, “We offer our clients a reliable service at an unbeatable price.”

the challenge

HostMantis found itself victim to a DDoS network attack earlier this year and reacted quickly to ensure that their clients were unaffected.

“We began receiving DDoS attacks on all servers in all of the datacenters we use.”, tells Newton.

One of the affected datacenters was HostMantis’s Detroit location which has been operational since 2013. “The Detroit datacenter did not offer DDoS mitigation and had no plans of implementing one within a timely manner. Once the attack was neutralized, we made an immediate decision to move those clients, and the servers they were on to a DDoS protected network.”

HostMantis was also hosting in QuadraNet’s Los Angeles datacenter and was utilizing the Vest DDoS Mitigation service to guard their equipment in LA.  Given that Detroit had no DDoS plan in place, HostMantis made a split second business decision to move company’s equipment from Detroit to QuadraNet.

Since HostMantis already used QuadraNet for colocation and was already satisfied with the level of service they were receiving, they felt that the move to QuadraNet was the obvious choice.

“Our servers were racked and configured quickly and as a result, we were able to move the affected clients quickly as well.”

the solution

By adapting to the situation promptly, HostMantis was able to ensure that their customers had minimal impact on their services and are now prepared in the event of future DDoS attacks.  “Having the security of DDoS protection is definitely a plus, and is something every host needs.”

When asked for thoughts on the entire experience, Scott replied: “The non-stop DDoS attacks we were receiving were difficult to deal with, but QuadraNet was continuously helpful in assisting us block the attacks and keep our servers online and our clients unaffected.”

In addition, to the Vest DDoS Mitigation, HostMantis is also finding that consolidating their equipment from two different locations into one QuadraNet datacenter was a move that made server management easier as well.


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