ModSecurity is an effective firewall for Apache web servers which is employed to stop attacks against web applications. It tracks the HTTP traffic to a particular website in real time and prevents any intrusion attempts as soon as it identifies them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to do this - for instance, attempting to log in to a script administration area unsuccessfully several times triggers one rule, sending a request to execute a specific file that may result in gaining access to the website triggers a different rule, and so on. ModSecurity is among the best firewalls around and it will protect even scripts which aren't updated regularly because it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Incredibly comprehensive data about every single intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are far more comprehensive than the regular logs generated by the Apache server, so you could later take a look at them and decide whether you need to take additional measures so as to improve the protection of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud hosting solutions which we provide and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and disable it with 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 stop them. The log for any of your sites shall include in-depth information which includes the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so on. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and consist of both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new type of attacks. That way, the Internet sites which you host here will be much more protected without any action needed on your end.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers
ModSecurity is part of our semi-dedicated server packages and if you decide to host your Internet sites with our company, there will not be anything special you will have to do as the firewall is activated by default for all domains and subdomains you include through your hosting CP. If necessary, you'll be able to disable ModSecurity for a certain site or turn on the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall shall still function and record information, but will not do anything to prevent possible attacks against your websites. Detailed logs will be accessible within your CP and you will be able to see what type of attacks occurred, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall dealt with the threats, what Internet protocol addresses the attacks originated from, etc. We use 2 sorts of rules on our servers - commercial ones from a firm that operates in the field of web security, and custom made ones which our admins often include to respond to newly identified risks promptly.
ModSecurity in VPS Servers
ModSecurity is included with all Hepsia-based VPS servers that we offer and it will be turned on automatically for any new domain or subdomain you add on the web server. That way, any web app that you install will be secured from the very beginning without doing anything manually on your end. The firewall may be handled via the section of the Control Panel which has the same name. This is the location whereyou can switch off ModSecurity or activate its passive mode, so it shall not take any action towards threats, but shall still maintain a comprehensive log. The recorded data is available within the same section as well and you'll be able to see what IPs any attacks came from so that you can block them, what the nature of the attempted attacks was and in accordance with what security rules ModSecurity reacted. The rules that we employ on our servers are a mixture between commercial ones which we obtain from a security company and custom ones which are included by our staff to optimize the security of any web apps hosted on our end.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers
All of our dedicated servers that are installed with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with ModSecurity, so any app that you upload or set up shall be properly secured from the very beginning and you'll not have to stress about common attacks or vulnerabilities. An individual section in Hepsia will enable you to start or stop the firewall for any domain or subdomain, or switch on a detection mode so that it records information about intrusions, but doesn't take actions to prevent them. What you shall discover in the logs can easily enable you to to secure your websites better - the IP an attack came from, what website was attacked and exactly how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, and so on. With this data, you can see if a website needs an update, whether you need to block IPs from accessing your web server, and so forth. Besides the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity that we use, our administrators include custom ones as well whenever they discover a new threat which is not yet a part of the commercial bundle.