FiveM is a modification for the popular open-world video game Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) that allows players to create and join custom multiplayer servers. The mod adds a range of features and functionality to the game, including the ability to play on dedicated servers, new game modes and gameplay mechanics, and custom player skins and vehicles. FiveM also allows players to use custom scripts and modifications to alter and enhance the gameplay experience on their servers. The mod is available for free and can be downloaded and installed on PC through the FiveM website.

In this blog, we'll be going over how to protect your FiveM server from DDoS attacks.

What are DDoS Attacks?

A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is a type of cyber attack that involves overwhelming online service with traffic from multiple sources in order to make it unavailable to users. A DDoS attack can be used to disrupt the operation of a game server or to prevent players from being able to access the game. These attacks can be particularly disruptive because they can prevent players from being able to participate in the game, which can be frustrating and can damage the reputation of the game and the gaming company.

How are DDoS Attacks Launched?

There are a variety of techniques that can be used to launch a DDoS attack, including using a network of compromised computers (called a "botnet") to send traffic to the target or using a small number of high-capacity servers to send a large volume of traffic. DDoS attacks can be difficult to defend against because the traffic can come from many different sources, making it hard to identify and block the source of the attack.

How to Protect My FiveM Server From Attacks?

Hosting a game server with a popular game service provider which provides enterprise DDoS protection is the best solution for mitigating DDoS attacks. At Iceline Hosting we offer enterprise DDoS protection with all of our server hosting for FiveM.  

You can purchase Server Hosting for FiveM by clicking here.

How to Protect My VPS from FiveM DDoS Attacks?

You can protect your VPS from FiveM DDoS attacks by purchasing Game VPS Hosting which offers enterprise DDoS protection. At Iceline Hosting, we offer all the protection you will need to protect any game server you host including FiveM.

You can purchase Game VPS hosting by clicking here.

How to Protect My Remote FiveM Server From DDoS Attacks?

If you choose to host your FiveM server elsewhere than Iceline Hosting (another provider, home-hosted, etc), you can still protect it with Iceline Shield.

We offer Remote DDoS Protection for FiveM servers which allows you to utilize the power of our DDoS protection. Our DDoS protection includes a plethora of unique features which ensures your server will stay online:

  • Anycast network (low latency network)
  • Redundant network (global connectivity)
  • Stateful mitigation (6.5Tbps capacity)
  • Layer 7 Filters (game filters)

How to Setup FiveM Remote DDoS Protection

In this tutorial, our partner explains the process for configuring your Remote DDoS protection with your FiveM server.

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We hope this blog provides insight into the different services which you can utilize to ensure your server is protected from DDoS attacks.