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.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We have included ModSecurity as a standard inside all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so your web applications shall be protected as soon as you install them under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia CP which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts shall allow you to activate or turn off the firewall for any site with a mouse click. You shall also be able to turn on a passive detection mode through which ModSecurity shall keep a log of possible attacks without actually stopping them. The detailed logs include things like the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response that attack triggered, where it originated from, etcetera. The list of rules we use is frequently updated as to match any new threats that may appear on the Internet and it features both commercial rules that we get from a security business and custom-written ones that our admins add if they find a threat that's not present within the commercial list yet.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Hosting

ModSecurity is available by default with all dedicated servers that are set up with the Hepsia Control Panel and is set to “Active” automatically for any domain you host or subdomain you create on the hosting server. In case that a web application does not work correctly, you can either disable the firewall or set it to operate in passive mode. The second means that ModSecurity will keep a log of any potential attack which could take place, but will not take any action to prevent it. The logs generated in active or passive mode will offer you additional details about the exact file which was attacked, the type of the attack and the IP it came from, and so on. This information will enable you to decide what measures you can take to improve the protection of your sites, for instance blocking IPs or carrying out script and plugin updates. The ModSecurity rules which we employ are updated often with a commercial bundle from a third-party security enterprise we work with, but oftentimes our administrators add their own rules also if they find a new potential threat.