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This question titled 'DDoS and Shared Hosting' was closed as "too broad".

What should I change (e.g. what should I add, and/or what should I remove) in order to make this a question which you consider reasonable?

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Limit yourself to one question. You have a bullet list of multiple questions. The question is too broad because it is asking too many things.

Your sub-question "Is there any commercially-available service..." is off-topic here. Questions that ask for third party resources, software, or services attract too much spam and self promotion. Take that one out for sure.

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  • Thanks for your reply. How about the last bullet point, i.e. "Should I look for a different web host, or what: what must I do if I want better availability? Or should I tell my boss that this is already approximately as good as it gets, state of the art?" Is that OK if I remove the previous two bullet points, or is that still too broad? – ChrisW Mar 11 '15 at 15:52
  • That one is verging into opinion based territory. I'd stick with the "What level of service should I expect from a host when they suffer a DDoS attack?" You can add more to the question without asking so many questions. "My current host suffered a DDoS attack. My site suffered downtime because of it. I'm thinking about finding a new host because of this." – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 11 '15 at 16:00
  • I rewrote it. Is it still too broad? Should I delete option 2 altogether? I included option 2 because it seems to me theoretically more reliable than option 1 could ever be, but maybe it's useless if there's some reason why it's unfeasible? I don't know why it might be unfeasible but this comment suggests that it is not (or was not then) a preferred/easy/obvious solution. – ChrisW Mar 11 '15 at 17:49
  • It was still too broad. I edited it for you to make it comply with our guidelines and re-opened it. It no longer asks everything you were asking before. You could ask other questions if you still have problems. – Stephen Ostermiller Mar 12 '15 at 12:39

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