Learn what ModSecurity is, the way it works and what precisely it can do to defend your web sites and web apps.
ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that functions as a web application layer firewall. It is employed 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 preserve even websites that are not updated on a regular basis. 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 particular rules, so ModSecurity shall stop these activities the second it detects them. The firewall is very efficient since 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 maintains an exceptionally comprehensive log of all attack attempts which includes more information than standard Apache logs, so you can later analyze the data and take further measures to boost the security of your websites if needed.
ModSecurity in Shared Web Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all shared web hosting
machines, so if you opt to host your websites with our company, they shall be shielded from a wide range of attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there shall be nothing you'll need to do on your end. You shall be able to stop ModSecurity for any Internet site if needed, or to activate a detection mode, so all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You'll be able to view specific logs from your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP where the attack came from, what the attacker planned to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. As we take the protection of our customers' Internet sites very seriously, we employ a set of commercial rules which we take from one of the best companies that maintain this type of rules. Our admins also include custom rules to make sure that your Internet sites will be shielded from as many threats as possible.