ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that functions as a web app layer firewall. It is used to prevent attacks towards script-driven sites by using security rules which contain certain expressions. In this way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and protect even websites which aren't updated regularly. For example, a number of failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a particular file with the intention to get access to the script will trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity will block these activities the minute it identifies them. The firewall is very efficient because it tracks the entire HTTP traffic to a site in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily prevent an attack before any harm is done. It additionally maintains an incredibly comprehensive log of all attack attempts that contains more information than traditional Apache logs, so you can later check out the data and take further measures to increase the security of your Internet sites if required.

ModSecurity in Website Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all website hosting solutions which we offer and it will be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to activate and disable it with simply a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll maintain a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your websites shall feature detailed information such as the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules which we use are frequently updated and comprise of both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security company and custom ones which our system administrators include in case that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites that you host here shall be much more protected without any action expected on your end.

ModSecurity in VPS Hosting

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all virtual private servers that are set up with the Hepsia hosting CP, so your web apps will be secured from the second your server is ready. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if required, you'll be able to deactivate it with a click from the corresponding section of Hepsia. You could also set it to function in detection mode, so it will maintain a comprehensive log of any possible attacks without taking any action to stop them. The logs can be found inside the exact same section and provide information about the nature of the attack, what IP it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was activated to stop it. For optimum security, we employ not simply commercial rules from a business operating in the field of web security, but also custom ones that our administrators add personally in order to react to new risks that are still not addressed in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you choose to host your websites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web applications shall be secured right away since ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based plans. You'll be able to manage the firewall easily and if needed, you shall be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it'll only keep a log of what is happening without taking any action to prevent possible attacks. The logs that you will find in the same section of the Control Panel are extremely detailed and contain information about the attacker IP address, what website and file were attacked and in what way, what rule the firewall used to stop the intrusion, etc. This data will enable you to take measures and improve the protection of your Internet sites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not only commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our admins add every time they identify attacks that haven't yet been included within the commercial pack.