ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It's employed to stop attacks against script-driven Internet sites through the use of security rules which contain particular expressions. That way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and protect even sites which aren't updated regularly. As an example, multiple failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the objective to get access to the script will trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity will block out these activities the instant it discovers them. The firewall is very efficient as it monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it could stop an attack before any damage is done. It additionally keeps an incredibly detailed log of all attack attempts which includes more information than typical Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take further measures to boost the security of your Internet sites if needed.

ModSecurity in Shared Hosting

ModSecurity comes standard with all shared hosting plans that we supply and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create within your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could activate and deactivate it with only a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it'll not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your websites will feature in-depth info 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 frequently updated and include both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones our system admins include in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. That way, the Internet sites you host here shall be a lot more protected with no action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We've included ModSecurity by default inside all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so your web apps shall be protected whenever you set them up under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts will allow you to switch on or disable the firewall for any site with a click. You'll also have the ability to turn on a passive detection mode with which ModSecurity shall keep a log of possible attacks without actually preventing them. The thorough logs contain the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response this attack initiated, where it came from, etc. The list of rules which we use is regularly updated as to match any new threats which could appear on the Internet and it comes with both commercial rules that we get from a security business and custom-written ones which our administrators include in case they discover a threat which is not present inside the commercial list yet.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All of our dedicated servers which are installed with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel include ModSecurity, so any app that you upload or install will be protected from the very beginning and you'll not need to worry about common attacks or vulnerabilities. A separate section in Hepsia will permit you to start or stop the firewall for any domain or subdomain, or activate a detection mode so that it records info about intrusions, but doesn't take actions to stop them. What you will discover in the logs can help you to secure your sites better - the IP an attack originated from, what site was attacked and how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, and so on. With this info, you can see whether an Internet site needs an update, whether you ought to block IPs from accessing your server, etcetera. Aside from the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity that we use, our administrators include custom ones too every time they find a new threat which is not yet included in the commercial bundle.