ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that's used to prevent attacks toward web apps. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a particular site in real time and prevents any intrusion attempts the moment it identifies them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to accomplish that - for example, trying to log in to a script admin area unsuccessfully a few times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file which could result in gaining access to the Internet site triggers a different rule, etc. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls out there and it will secure even scripts which are not updated on a regular basis as it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Incredibly thorough information about each intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are much more comprehensive than the conventional logs generated by the Apache server, so you could later examine them and decide if you need to take additional measures in order to enhance the protection of your script-driven Internet sites.

ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting solutions which we provide and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you can activate and deactivate it with just a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll maintain a log of all attacks, but it'll not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your sites will contain comprehensive information including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so on. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and comprise of both commercial ones we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones that our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. In this way, the websites that you host here shall be a lot more secure without any action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you choose to host your Internet sites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web programs shall be protected straight away as ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based plans. You shall be able to regulate the firewall with ease and if required, you'll be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it'll only keep a log of what's going on without taking any action to stop possible attacks. The logs that you can find inside the exact same section of the Control Panel are quite detailed and include info about the attacker IP address, what website and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall employed to prevent the intrusion, and so on. This info shall allow you to take measures and enhance the security of your sites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones which our administrators add when they detect attacks that haven't yet been included within the commercial pack.