ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which functions as a web app layer firewall. It is employed to prevent attacks against script-driven sites by employing security rules that contain particular expressions. In this way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and shield even sites which are not updated regularly. For example, multiple failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a certain file with the purpose to get access to the script shall trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity will stop these activities the moment it detects them. The firewall is incredibly efficient as it monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a site in real time without slowing it down, so it will be able to stop an attack before any damage is done. It additionally maintains a very comprehensive log of all attack attempts which features more information than standard Apache logs, so you could later check out the data and take additional measures to improve the security of your sites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all hosting solutions that we provide and it shall be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could 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'll not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your sites shall include comprehensive information including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules that we use are constantly updated and incorporate both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security business and custom ones which our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. In this way, the sites you host here will be way more protected without any action required on your end.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers
We have incorporated ModSecurity as a standard inside all semi-dedicated server plans, so your web applications will be protected the instant you install them under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia CP that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts shall allow you to activate or disable the firewall for any website with a mouse click. You shall also have the ability to turn on a passive detection mode through which ModSecurity will maintain a log of potential attacks without actually stopping them. The thorough logs include the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response that attack caused, where it originated from, etcetera. The list of rules we use is constantly updated in order to match any new threats that might appear on the Internet and it includes both commercial rules that we get from a security business and custom-written ones that our administrators include in case they find a threat which is not present within the commercial list yet.
ModSecurity in VPS Servers
ModSecurity is included with all Hepsia-based VPS servers that we offer and it shall be activated automatically for any new domain or subdomain which you include on the web server. In this way, any web app which you install will be secured right away without doing anything manually on your end. The firewall can be handled through the section of the Control Panel which bears the same name. This is the area whereyou'll be able to switch off ModSecurity or activate its passive mode, so it won't take any action against threats, but will still keep a comprehensive log. The recorded data is available in the same section as well and you will be able to see what IPs any attacks came from so that you block them, what the nature of the attempted attacks was and based upon what security rules ModSecurity reacted. The rules that we employ on our servers are a mix between commercial ones which we obtain from a security company and custom ones which are added by our staff to enhance 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 CP come with ModSecurity, so any app that you upload or install will be secured from the very beginning and you won't have to stress about common attacks or vulnerabilities. An independent section in Hepsia will allow you to start or stop the firewall for every domain or subdomain, or activate a detection mode so that it records information about intrusions, but does not take actions to prevent them. What you shall discover in the logs can easily help you to secure your sites better - the IP an attack originated from, what site was attacked and how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, and so forth. With this information, you'll be able to see whether a site needs an update, if you ought to block IPs from accessing your web server, etcetera. On top of the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity that we use, our admins add custom ones too when they discover a new threat that is not yet a part of the commercial bundle.