ModSecurity is a potent web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site without affecting its overall performance and when it detects an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall furthermore maintains a more thorough log for the traffic than any web server does, so you will be able to keep track of what's going on with your Internet sites a lot better than if you rely only on conventional logs. ModSecurity uses security rules based on which it stops attacks. For instance, it recognizes whether somebody is trying to log in to the admin area of a certain script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a specific command. In such cases these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the firewall program hinders the attempts instantly, then records comprehensive info about them inside its logs. ModSecurity is one of the most effective software firewalls on the market and it can easily protect your web applications against many threats and vulnerabilities, particularly in case you don’t update them or their plugins regularly.
ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting
We provide ModSecurity with all cloud web hosting plans, so your Internet applications shall be shielded from harmful attacks. The firewall is switched on by default for all domains and subdomains, but in case you'd like, you will be able to stop it using the respective area of your Hepsia Control Panel. You can also switch on a detection mode, so ModSecurity will keep a log as intended, but won't take any action. The logs that you'll discover inside Hepsia are very detailed and offer data about the nature of any attack, when it happened and from what IP, the firewall rule that was triggered, and so on. We employ a group of commercial rules which are constantly updated, but sometimes our administrators add custom rules as well so as to better protect the Internet sites hosted on our servers.