ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web application layer firewall. It is employed to prevent attacks towards script-driven websites through the use of security rules that contain certain expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even websites that are not updated often. For instance, several unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a particular file with the purpose to get access to the script shall trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity will block out these activities the minute it discovers them. The firewall is incredibly efficient as it monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a site in real time without slowing it down, so it can prevent an attack before any harm is done. It additionally maintains an exceptionally thorough log of all attack attempts that features more information than conventional Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take further measures to boost the security of your websites if required.

ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting

ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud hosting packages which we provide and it shall be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you could activate and deactivate it with simply a click or set it to detection mode, so it'll keep a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for any of your sites will feature elaborate information which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules that we use are frequently updated and incorporate both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security company and custom ones our system admins add in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. That way, the Internet sites that you host here shall be much more protected without any action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

ModSecurity is part of our semi-dedicated server plans and if you opt to host your websites with our company, there shall not be anything special you'll need to do since the firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains that you add via your hosting CP. If needed, you can disable ModSecurity for a particular Internet site or activate the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall shall still function and record data, but shall not do anything to stop potential attacks against your websites. Detailed logs will be available inside your CP and you shall be able to see what type of attacks took place, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall dealt with the threats, what Internet protocol addresses the attacks originated from, and so forth. We employ two sorts of rules on our servers - commercial ones from an organization which operates in the field of web security, and custom ones that our administrators sometimes include to respond to newly identified threats on time.

ModSecurity in VPS Servers

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all VPS servers that are offered with the Hepsia hosting CP, so your web applications shall be protected from the instant your server is in a position. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the Virtual Private Server, but if required, you can disable it with a click via the corresponding section of Hepsia. You may also set it to work in detection mode, so it'll keep an extensive log of any possible attacks without taking any action to prevent them. The logs can be found within the very same section and provide information about the nature of the attack, what IP it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was triggered to stop it. For optimum security, we use not only commercial rules from a business operating in the field of web security, but also custom ones which our administrators add personally in order to react to new risks which are still not dealt with in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

ModSecurity is offered as standard with all dedicated servers which are set up with the Hepsia Control Panel and is set to “Active” automatically for any domain that you host or subdomain you create on the web server. In case that a web application does not work properly, you may either turn off the firewall or set it to operate in passive mode. The second means that ModSecurity shall keep a log of any possible attack that could happen, but shall not take any action to stop it. The logs produced in active or passive mode will present you with more details about the exact file that was attacked, the nature of the attack and the IP address it came from, and so on. This information will permit you to decide what actions you can take to enhance the security of your websites, including blocking IPs or carrying out script and plugin updates. The ModSecurity rules that we use are updated often with a commercial bundle from a third-party security enterprise we work with, but from time to time our admins include their own rules too in case they come across a new potential threat.