ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web application layer firewall. It is used to prevent attacks toward script-driven sites by employing security rules which contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even Internet sites that aren't updated often. For example, a number of failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a specific file with the intention to get access to the script shall trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the second it identifies them. The firewall is extremely efficient since it monitors the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it will be able to stop an attack before any damage is done. It additionally keeps a very comprehensive log of all attack attempts that includes more info than conventional Apache logs, so you could later examine the data and take further measures to enhance the security of your sites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud website hosting packages that we offer and it will be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create within your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you can switch on and deactivate it with a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll keep a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your sites will include comprehensive info such as 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 consist of both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones our system admins add in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. This way, the sites which you host here will be a lot more protected with no action needed on your end.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers
ModSecurity is part of our semi-dedicated server solutions and if you decide to host your sites with our company, there will not be anything special you'll have to do given that the firewall is activated by default for all domains and subdomains that you include through your hosting Control Panel. If needed, you can disable ModSecurity for a particular Internet site or enable the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall shall still work and record data, but will not do anything to prevent potential attacks on your Internet sites. Thorough logs shall be accessible in your Control Panel and you will be able to see what sort of attacks occurred, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall handled the threats, what IP addresses the attacks originated from, and so on. We employ two kinds of rules on our servers - commercial ones from a business which operates in the field of web security, and customized ones that our administrators often include to respond to newly identified risks on time.
ModSecurity in VPS Servers
ModSecurity is pre-installed on all VPS servers which are provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so your web apps will be protected from the moment your server is in a position. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if required, you can deactivate it with a click from the corresponding section of Hepsia. You can also set it to function in detection mode, so it shall keep a detailed log of any possible attacks without taking any action to stop them. The logs can be found in the very same section and offer info about the nature of the attack, what IP it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was triggered to stop it. For best security, we employ not simply commercial rules from a firm working in the field of web security, but also custom ones which our administrators include personally in order to react to new risks which are still not addressed in the commercial rules.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers
ModSecurity is included with all dedicated servers which are set up with our Hepsia CP and you won't have to do anything specific on your end to use it as it's turned on by default every time you add a new domain or subdomain on your server. In case it disrupts some of your applications, you will be able to stop it via the respective part of Hepsia, or you could leave it operating in passive mode, so it shall recognize attacks and will still keep a log for them, but shall not block them. You could analyze the logs later to determine what you can do to improve the security of your Internet sites since you will find info such as where an intrusion attempt came from, what website was attacked and based upon what rule ModSecurity responded, etc. The rules which we use are commercial, thus they're constantly updated by a security provider, but to be on the safe side, our administrators also include custom rules every now and then in order to react to any new threats they have discovered.