Shield boosts your server's protection against DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Popular servers often have to deal with DDoS attacks in some capacity, which can affect server performance or in some cases make your server completely inaccessible until the attack is over. Shield filters traffic heading to your server and stops DDoS attacks in their tracks!
You can protect your server with Shield for only $9.99 per month! Discounted pricing of $5.99 is only available for MCProHosting customers purchasing Shield for services outside of MCPH's network.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic. DDoS attacks achieve effectiveness by utilizing multiple compromised computer systems as sources of attack traffic. Exploited machines can include computers and other networked resources such as IoT devices. From a high level, a DDoS attack is like an unexpected traffic jam clogging up the highway, preventing regular traffic from arriving at its destination.
Using Shield will require that you assign a subdomain owned by MCProHosting to your server. For example, players will connect with yourservernamehere.mcproshield.com instead of a numeric IP address and port. It is important that, when using Shield, you do not disclose your server’s real IP address to anyone. Doing so allows them to bypass Shield’s protection.
Nope! Shield will work with any Minecraft server hosting platform, not just MCProHosting!
DDoS attacks are a huge factor in server outages and may increase the reliability of your server. However Shield cannot keep your server running in the event of misconfigured plugins, an overloaded server, maintenance on your host, etc.
Yes! You may use it with Minecraft: Java Edition only for now. Bedrock Support coming soon!
At this time, Shield only officially supports Minecraft. We are currently working on implementing support for other games that support SRV records.
If you have a slow internet connection, Shield may help by accelerating your traffic. Our tests show a maximum of 17% faster connection to servers running Shield.