ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which functions as a web application layer firewall. It's employed to stop attacks against script-driven Internet sites by employing security rules which contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and shield even Internet sites which aren't updated often. For example, multiple failed login attempts to a script admin area or attempts to execute a certain file with the intention to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity will block these activities the minute it identifies them. The firewall is incredibly efficient as it monitors the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily prevent an attack before any damage is done. It also keeps an incredibly comprehensive log of all attack attempts which features more info than typical Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take extra measures to increase the security of your websites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting plans which we provide and it'll be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and disable it with just a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it shall keep a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your sites will include comprehensive info which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etc. The firewall rules which we use are regularly updated and incorporate both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security business and custom ones which our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites that you host here shall be a lot more protected without any action required on your end.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers
ModSecurity is part of our semi-dedicated server plans and if you opt to host your websites with us, there shall not be anything special you will have to do since the firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains that you include via your hosting CP. If necessary, you could disable ModSecurity for a particular Internet site or switch on the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall will still function and record info, but won't do anything to prevent possible attacks against your websites. Thorough logs shall be readily available in your CP and you'll be able to see what sort of attacks happened, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall dealt with the threats, what IP addresses the attacks came from, etcetera. We employ two types of rules on our servers - commercial ones from a firm which operates in the field of web security, and custom ones that our administrators occasionally add to respond to newly found risks promptly.
ModSecurity in VPS Servers
All VPS servers that are provided with the Hepsia Control Panel include ModSecurity. The firewall is set up and activated by default for all domains that are hosted on the web server, so there won't be anything special which you will have to do to protect your Internet sites. It'll take you simply a click to stop ModSecurity if needed or to activate its passive mode so that it records what happens without taking any measures to prevent intrusions. You shall be able to view the logs produced in passive or active mode via the corresponding section of Hepsia and find out more about the form of the attack, where it came from, what rule the firewall employed to handle it, etcetera. We employ a mix of commercial and custom rules in order to make sure that ModSecurity shall block out as many risks as possible, hence improving the protection of your web programs as much as possible.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to host your websites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia CP, your web apps will be secured straight away because ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based packages. You'll be able to regulate the firewall without difficulty and if needed, you will be able to turn it off or activate its passive mode when it shall only maintain a log of what is happening without taking any action to stop possible attacks. The logs that you'll find within the very same section of the CP are really detailed and feature data about the attacker IP, what website and file were attacked and in what way, what rule the firewall used to prevent the intrusion, etc. This information will permit you to take measures and increase the protection of your Internet sites even more. To be on the safe side, we employ not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our staff include whenever they identify attacks which have not yet been included in the commercial pack.