ModSecurity is a potent web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site without affecting its performance and if it detects an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall furthermore maintains a more detailed log for the traffic than any server does, so you will be able to keep an eye on what's happening with your Internet sites much better than if you rely only on standard logs. ModSecurity employs security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For instance, it recognizes whether someone is trying to log in to the administrator area of a specific script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In such circumstances these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the firewall program blocks the attempts immediately, and then records detailed details about them within its logs. ModSecurity is one of the best software firewalls on the market and it can protect your web applications against many threats and vulnerabilities, particularly in case you don’t update them or their plugins frequently.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity is available with every cloud hosting plan that we offer and it's activated by default for any domain or subdomain which you add via your Hepsia CP. In the event that it interferes with any of your programs or you would like to disable it for any reason, you'll be able to accomplish that through the ModSecurity area of Hepsia with just a click. You can also enable a passive mode, so the firewall will detect potential attacks and maintain a log, but won't take any action. You can see comprehensive logs in the exact same section, including the IP address where the attack came from, what exactly the attacker attempted to do and at what time, what ModSecurity did, etcetera. For max safety of our customers we use a group of commercial firewall rules combined with custom ones that are included by our system admins.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer feature ModSecurity and since the firewall is switched on by default, any site which you build under a domain or a subdomain shall be secured immediately. A separate section in the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts is dedicated to ModSecurity and it will enable you to start and stop the firewall for any Internet site or activate a detection mode. With the latter, ModSecurity will not take any action, but it will still detect possible attacks and will keep all data within a log as if it were fully active. The logs can be found within the exact same section of the Control Panel and they feature information about the IP where an attack came from, what its nature was, what rule ModSecurity applies to recognize and stop it, etcetera. The security rules that we use on our machines are a mix between commercial ones from a security business and custom ones developed by our system administrators. Therefore, we offer higher security for your web applications as we can defend them from attacks before security firms release updates for new threats.
ModSecurity in VPS
ModSecurity is pre-installed on all virtual private servers which are provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, so your web applications will be secured from the instant your server is in a position. The firewall is turned on by default for any domain or subdomain on the Virtual Private Server, but if required, you'll be able to deactivate it with a click through the corresponding section of Hepsia. You could also set it to function in detection mode, so it'll maintain a detailed log of any potential attacks without taking any action to prevent them. The logs are available in the exact same section and include info about the nature of the attack, what IP it came from and what ModSecurity rule was initiated to stop it. For best security, we employ not simply commercial rules from a business working in the field of web security, but also custom ones that our administrators add personally in order to respond to new risks which are still not addressed in the commercial rules.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Hosting
ModSecurity is offered by default with all dedicated servers that are set up with the Hepsia CP and is set to “Active” automatically for any domain that you host or subdomain which you create on the hosting server. Just in case that a web app doesn't work correctly, you can either switch off the firewall or set it to work in passive mode. The latter means that ModSecurity will maintain a log of any possible attack which might take place, but will not take any action to stop it. The logs produced in active or passive mode will offer you more details about the exact file which was attacked, the form of the attack and the IP it came from, etc. This info will permit you to determine what measures you can take to increase the protection of your websites, for instance blocking IPs or carrying out script and plugin updates. The ModSecurity rules which we employ are updated frequently with a commercial bundle from a third-party security firm we work with, but from time to time our administrators include their own rules as well if they find a new potential threat.