ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It is employed to prevent attacks toward script-driven Internet sites through the use of security rules which contain specific expressions. That way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and shield even sites which are not updated regularly. As an example, numerous failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a particular file with the objective to get access to the script shall trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity shall block these activities the minute it detects 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 additionally maintains an exceptionally comprehensive log of all attack attempts that includes more info than standard Apache logs, so you can later examine the data and take further measures to improve the security of your Internet sites if needed.
ModSecurity in Shared Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all shared hosting
plans that we supply and it shall be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could switch on and deactivate it with just a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall keep a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your Internet sites shall contain comprehensive info which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules we use are constantly updated and comprise of both commercial ones we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones which our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. That way, the sites that you host here will be much more secure without any action needed on your end.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We have incorporated ModSecurity as a standard in all semi-dedicated hosting
products, so your web apps will be protected whenever you set them up under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts shall permit you to enable or disable the firewall for any website with a mouse click. You will also be able to turn on a passive detection mode in which ModSecurity will keep a log of potential attacks without really preventing them. The comprehensive logs include things like the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response this attack activated, where it originated from, etcetera. The list of rules which we use is constantly updated in order to match any new threats that might appear on the Internet and it includes both commercial rules that we get from a security corporation and custom-written ones which our administrators add if they discover a threat that is not present within the commercial list yet.
ModSecurity in VPS Hosting
ModSecurity is included with all Hepsia-based virtual private servers
which we offer and it will be turned on automatically for any new domain or subdomain that you add on the server. This way, any web app that you install shall be secured immediately without doing anything manually on your end. The firewall can be handled via the section of the CP which has the same name. This is the area whereyou'll be able to disable ModSecurity or enable its passive mode, so it won't take any action towards threats, but shall still keep a detailed log. The recorded data is available in the same area as well and you'll be able to see what IPs any attacks originated from so that you block them, what the nature of the attempted attacks was and in accordance with what security rules ModSecurity reacted. The rules we employ on our servers are a combination between commercial ones we obtain from a security company and custom ones that are added by our admins to optimize the security of any web applications hosted on our end.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you opt to host your sites on a dedicated server
with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web apps shall be protected right from the start as ModSecurity is available with all Hepsia-based packages. You'll be able to control the firewall easily and if necessary, you'll be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it shall only keep a log of what is going on without taking any action to prevent potential attacks. The logs which you can find within the exact same section of the CP are incredibly detailed and contain details about the attacker IP, what site and file were attacked and in what way, what rule the firewall used to stop the intrusion, and so forth. This information will enable you to take measures and improve the protection of your websites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our administrators add every time they identify attacks that have not yet been included in the commercial pack.