DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which is a type of cyber attack that aims to make a website or network unavailable to its intended users by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.
Hackers use bots to send fake visitors to make your website’s resource unavailable to real human visitors. Hackers perform DDoS attack to crash a website. The attack is distributed across multiple devices or computers, which are often part of a botnet controlled by the attacker.
In the context of WordPress, a DDoS attack can be launched against a website built with WordPress, which can lead to the website being taken offline or experiencing slow performance due to the overwhelming traffic. WordPress websites are particularly vulnerable to DDoS attacks if they are hosted on shared servers or have weak security measures in place.