my idea is to protect my hosting server in a case of DDOS attack, so the hosting server gets no more than XXX connections from ALL IPs in total.
So I want to have an option, for example, if my hosting server gets more than 500 connections per minute from all IPs, than all other connections should be be blocked.
This way I can protect my hosting provider from the server overloading in the situation of unexpected DDOS. Later I can fine tune another filters manually with further firewall options.
I would like to have an option like “Total maximum connections allowed per Minute”.
The problem is that the Cloudflare Rate Limiting option can be setup only per client basis. However it will not help if you get only one connection from one client per minute, but the amount of clients is let’s say 50.000. So your hosting server gets 50.000 connections at the same time, and this is the end of the day if you have a shared hosting or even “normal” dedicated hosting.
So I would like to have an option to limit the amount of all inbound connections from all IPs to some fixed value per minute.
Is it possible to implement this feature or I missed something and there is a possibility doing this?
Many thanks in advance