ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web app layer firewall. It is used to stop attacks towards script-driven websites through the use of security rules that contain particular expressions. In this way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even sites that aren't updated regularly. For example, a number of unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a specific file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity will block these activities the minute it detects them. The firewall is incredibly efficient since it tracks the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it can stop an attack before any harm is done. It also keeps an exceptionally detailed log of all attack attempts which features more info than traditional Apache logs, so you can later analyze the data and take additional measures to boost the security of your sites if required.
ModSecurity in Website Hosting
We offer ModSecurity with all website hosting packages, so your Internet applications will be shielded from harmful attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, but in case you'd like, you'll be able to stop it using the respective part of your Hepsia Control Panel. You could also activate a detection mode, so ModSecurity shall keep a log as intended, but shall not take any action. The logs that you shall discover within Hepsia are very detailed and offer data about the nature of any attack, when it took place and from what IP address, the firewall rule that was triggered, and so on. We employ a group of commercial rules which are often updated, but sometimes our administrators include custom rules as well so as to efficiently protect the websites hosted on our servers.