ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web app layer firewall. It is used to stop attacks against script-driven sites through the use of security rules that contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and shield even websites that are not updated regularly. For instance, multiple failed login attempts to a script admin area or attempts to execute a specific file with the intention to get access to the script shall trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity will stop these activities the second it identifies them. The firewall is very efficient since it tracks the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily stop an attack before any damage is done. It additionally maintains an incredibly detailed log of all attack attempts that includes more info than conventional Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take additional measures to improve the security of your Internet sites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud web hosting packages which we offer 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 switch on and deactivate it with just a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it will maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your sites shall include comprehensive information which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so on. The firewall rules which we use are frequently updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security business and custom ones our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new type of attacks. This way, the sites that you host here shall be way more secure with no action required on your end.