ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which functions as a web application layer firewall. It is used to stop attacks towards script-driven Internet sites through the use of security rules which contain particular expressions. In this way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and shield even sites which aren't updated often. As an example, several failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a certain file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity will block out these activities the moment 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 will be able to prevent an attack before any harm is done. It additionally maintains an exceptionally thorough log of all attack attempts which includes more information than conventional Apache logs, so you can later examine the data and take further measures to increase the security of your sites if needed.

ModSecurity in Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all hosting solutions which we provide and it will be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create within your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could switch on and disable it with a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your sites will feature detailed info including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and comprise of both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites which you host here shall be way more secure with no action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have incorporated ModSecurity as a standard in all semi-dedicated server packages, so your web applications shall be protected the instant you install them under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts will allow you to enable or disable the firewall for any site with a click. You shall also have the ability to switch on a passive detection mode in which ModSecurity will maintain a log of potential attacks without really preventing them. The thorough logs include things like the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response that attack activated, where it came from, and so forth. The list of rules which we employ is frequently updated as to match any new risks that could appear on the Internet and it comes with both commercial rules that we get from a security company and custom-written ones that our admins add in the event that they find a threat that's not present in the commercial list yet.

ModSecurity in VPS Servers

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all VPS servers that are set up with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so your web apps shall be protected from the instant your server is in a position. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if necessary, you can disable it with a click of your mouse via the corresponding section of Hepsia. You could also set it to function in detection mode, so it shall keep a comprehensive log of any potential attacks without taking any action to prevent them. The logs are available in the exact same section and offer information about the nature of the attack, what IP it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was initiated to stop it. For optimum security, we employ not simply commercial rules from a firm working in the field of web security, but also custom ones which our administrators include manually in order to respond to new threats that are still not addressed in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

ModSecurity is provided with all dedicated servers that are integrated with our Hepsia Control Panel and you won't need to do anything specific on your end to use it since it's turned on by default whenever you add a new domain or subdomain on your server. In the event that it interferes with some of your applications, you shall be able to stop it via the respective area of Hepsia, or you could leave it operating in passive mode, so it'll detect attacks and shall still maintain a log for them, but will not prevent them. You can analyze the logs later to determine what you can do to boost the protection of your Internet sites since you will find information such as where an intrusion attempt originated from, what website was attacked and based on what rule ModSecurity reacted, and so on. The rules we use are commercial, thus they are frequently updated by a security company, but to be on the safe side, our staff also include custom rules occasionally in order to deal with any new threats they have identified.