ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which functions as a web app layer firewall. It's used to prevent attacks towards script-driven sites through the use of security rules which contain particular expressions. This way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and protect even Internet sites which aren't updated often. As an example, multiple unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the intention to get access to the script will trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity shall block these activities the minute it discovers them. The firewall is very efficient since it screens the whole HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it could stop an attack before any harm is done. It also maintains an incredibly comprehensive log of all attack attempts that contains more info than traditional Apache logs, so you can later examine the data and take further measures to improve the security of your websites if needed.

ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting

ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud web hosting solutions which we provide and it shall be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you can activate and disable it with a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your sites will contain in-depth information which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etc. The firewall rules which we use are constantly updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security company and custom ones that our system admins add in case that they detect a new kind of attacks. This way, the Internet sites which you host here will be a lot more secure without any action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have incorporated ModSecurity as a standard inside all semi-dedicated server packages, so your web apps will be protected the instant you set them up under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia CP which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts shall allow you to activate or disable the firewall for any website with a mouse click. You will also be able to switch on a passive detection mode with which ModSecurity shall keep a log of possible attacks without really stopping them. The comprehensive logs include things like the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response that attack initiated, where it originated from, etc. The list of rules that we use is constantly updated in order to match any new risks which might appear on the Internet and it features both commercial rules that we get from a security corporation and custom-written ones that our administrators include if they discover a threat that's not present within the commercial list yet.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

All our dedicated servers which are installed with the Hepsia hosting CP feature ModSecurity, so any program which you upload or set up will be protected from the very beginning and you will not have to stress about common attacks or vulnerabilities. A separate section inside Hepsia will allow you to start or stop the firewall for each domain or subdomain, or turn on a detection mode so that it records info about intrusions, but does not take actions to prevent them. What you will find in the logs can enable you to to secure your Internet sites better - the IP address an attack came from, what website was attacked and how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, and so forth. With this data, you can see whether a website needs an update, whether you should block IPs from accessing your server, etc. Besides the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity we use, our admins add custom ones too when they come across a new threat which is not yet a part of the commercial bundle.