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Disclaimer: I work for a hosting company, but these views are my own personal opinions which I held even before working where I currently do.

This is one of the reasons I would consider managed hosting as opposed to AWS, Digital Ocean, etc. With any good managed hosting provider, they are going to take steps to help deal with the DDoS. Depending on your level of service and the level of the attack, of course. But they will have an interest in helping you deal with and mitigate the attacks.

The reality is that true DDoS solutions are expensive, and if you have a "small website" then you're probably not going to be able to afford them. But if you're at a good sized hosting provider, they're going to need to have these solutions themselves and can hopefully put them to use to protect your site.

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