ModSecurity is a powerful firewall for Apache web servers which is used to stop attacks towards web applications. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a specific website in real time and blocks any intrusion attempts as soon as it discovers them. The firewall uses a set of rules to accomplish that - for example, attempting to log in to a script admin area without success a few times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a certain file that may result in accessing the website triggers another rule, and so on. ModSecurity is among the best firewalls available on the market and it'll secure even scripts which aren't updated on a regular basis because it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Very thorough data about every single intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are much more specific than the conventional logs generated by the Apache server, so you can later examine them and decide if you need to take extra measures in order to improve the safety of your script-driven sites.

ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting

ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud website hosting packages that we supply and it shall be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you can switch on and disable it with just a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it will maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for any of your Internet sites shall contain in-depth information including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and incorporate both commercial ones we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. This way, the Internet sites which you host here will be far more protected without any action expected on your end.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you choose to host your websites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web programs shall be secured right away because ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based solutions. You'll be able to manage the firewall with ease and if needed, you shall be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it shall only maintain a log of what's occurring without taking any action to stop possible attacks. The logs that you'll find inside the same section of the CP are really detailed and feature details about the attacker IP, what website and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall used to stop the intrusion, etc. This data will enable you to take measures and increase the protection of your sites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones which our staff include every time they recognize attacks which have not yet been included within the commercial pack.