ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web app layer firewall. It is employed to stop attacks toward script-driven Internet sites by employing security rules that contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and protect even Internet sites that are not updated on a regular basis. For example, a number of failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a certain file with the objective to get access to the script will trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity shall stop these activities the second it detects them. The firewall is incredibly efficient because it monitors the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it could prevent an attack before any damage is done. It furthermore keeps an exceptionally comprehensive log of all attack attempts that features more info than traditional Apache logs, so you can later check out the data and take additional measures to boost the security of your sites if required.
ModSecurity in Shared Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all shared hosting solutions that we offer and it will be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you can switch on and deactivate it with just a click or set it to detection mode, so it'll keep a log of all attacks, but it'll not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your Internet sites will contain detailed info which includes the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules we use are frequently updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security company and custom ones our system admins add in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. This way, the Internet sites you host here will be much more protected without any action expected on your end.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting solutions which we offer feature ModSecurity and because the firewall is enabled by default, any site you build under a domain or a subdomain shall be protected right away. An individual section in the Hepsia CP that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts is dedicated to ModSecurity and it'll allow you to stop and start the firewall for any website or enable a detection mode. With the last option, ModSecurity shall not take any action, but it'll still identify possible attacks and will keep all information in a log as if it were 100% active. The logs could be found inside the exact same section of the CP and they include details about the IP where an attack came from, what its nature was, what rule ModSecurity applies to detect and stop it, and so on. The security rules which we use on our web servers are a mix of commercial ones from a security business and custom ones made by our system admins. Consequently, we provide higher security for your web apps as we can defend them from attacks even before security businesses release updates for brand new threats.
ModSecurity in VPS Hosting
Security is vital to us, so we install ModSecurity on all virtual private servers which are made available with the Hepsia CP by default. The firewall could be managed via a dedicated section inside Hepsia and is turned on automatically when you include a new domain or create a subdomain, so you'll not need to do anything manually. You shall also be able to deactivate it or turn on the so-called detection mode, so it'll keep a log of possible attacks that you can later analyze, but shall not prevent them. The logs in both passive and active modes include information regarding the type of the attack and how it was stopped, what IP it came from and other important info which may help you to tighten the security of your sites by updating them or blocking IPs, for instance. Beyond the commercial rules that we get for ModSecurity from a third-party security enterprise, we also employ our own rules as from time to time we detect specific attacks that are not yet present inside the commercial pack. This way, we can easily increase the protection of your VPS in a timely manner rather than awaiting a certified update.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to host your websites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web programs will be protected right from the start since ModSecurity is provided with all Hepsia-based plans. You'll be able to regulate the firewall without difficulty and if required, you will be able to turn it off or activate its passive mode when it'll only keep a log of what is happening without taking any action to stop possible attacks. The logs that you can find inside the same section of the CP are very detailed and include information about the attacker IP address, what site and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall used to prevent the intrusion, etcetera. This info will enable you to take measures and boost the protection of your Internet sites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our staff add when they identify attacks that haven't yet been included inside the commercial pack.