ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web application layer firewall. It's employed to prevent attacks against script-driven websites by using security rules which contain particular expressions. That way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and shield even Internet sites that aren't updated frequently. For instance, multiple failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a specific file with the objective to get access to the script will trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity will stop these activities the second it discovers them. The firewall is quite efficient as it monitors the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it could stop an attack before any damage is done. It also keeps an exceptionally comprehensive log of all attack attempts that contains more information than traditional Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take further measures to boost the security of your sites if required.

ModSecurity in Shared Website Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all shared website hosting plans which we supply and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could switch on and deactivate it with simply a click or set it to detection mode, so it'll maintain a log of all attacks, but it'll not do anything to prevent them. The log for any of your websites will contain elaborate information including the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so on. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and incorporate both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones that our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. This way, the Internet sites which you host here will be a lot more secure without any action required on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any web program you install inside your new semi-dedicated server account will be protected by ModSecurity as the firewall comes with all our hosting solutions and is activated by default for any domain and subdomain that you add or create using your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll be able to manage ModSecurity via a dedicated section inside Hepsia where not simply could you activate or deactivate it completely, but you can also activate a passive mode, so the firewall will not stop anything, but it'll still keep a record of potential attacks. This takes simply a mouse click and you shall be able to look at the logs no matter if ModSecurity is in passive or active mode through the same section - what the attack was and where it came from, how it was taken care of, and so on. The firewall uses 2 sets of rules on our machines - a commercial one which we get from a third-party web security company and a custom one that our admins update personally in order to respond to recently discovered risks as fast as possible.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

All our dedicated servers that are set up with the Hepsia hosting CP feature ModSecurity, so any program which you upload or install shall be secured from the very beginning and you'll not need to worry about common attacks or vulnerabilities. An independent section inside Hepsia will enable you to start or stop the firewall for each domain or subdomain, or activate a detection mode so that it records information about intrusions, but doesn't take actions to stop them. What you'll discover in the logs shall allow you to to secure your websites better - the IP address an attack came from, what site was attacked as well as how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, and so on. With this info, you'll be able to see if a site needs an update, if you should block IPs from accessing your server, and so on. Aside from the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity that we use, our administrators add custom ones as well when they discover a new threat that's not yet a part of the commercial bundle.