ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web application layer firewall. It's used to prevent attacks towards script-driven websites by employing security rules that contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even Internet sites which aren't updated regularly. For instance, numerous failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the objective to get access to the script will trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity will stop these activities the second it discovers them. The firewall is quite efficient because it screens the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it will be able to prevent an attack before any damage is done. It furthermore keeps an exceptionally comprehensive log of all attack attempts which contains more information than traditional Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take further measures to enhance the security of your Internet sites if necessary.

ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting solutions which we supply and it shall be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and disable it with only a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it shall keep a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your sites will include in-depth info including the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etc. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and consist of both commercial ones we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones that our system administrators include in case that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites which you host here shall be much more protected without any action expected on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server solutions that we offer feature ModSecurity and because the firewall is enabled by default, any Internet site you set up under a domain or a subdomain shall be secured right away. An individual section in the Hepsia CP which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts is dedicated to ModSecurity and it shall allow you to stop and start the firewall for any Internet site or switch on a detection mode. With the last mentioned, ModSecurity won't take any action, but it'll still recognize possible attacks and will keep all information within a log as if it were fully active. The logs could be found inside the exact same section of the Control Panel and they feature details about the IP where an attack came from, what its nature was, what rule ModSecurity applies to recognize and stop it, etcetera. The security rules that we employ on our servers are a mix between commercial ones from a security company and custom ones developed by our system administrators. Therefore, we provide higher security for your web apps as we can protect them from attacks even before security companies release updates for completely new threats.

ModSecurity in VPS Servers

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all VPS servers which are provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so your web applications will be protected from the instant your server is in a position. The firewall is turned on by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if required, you can disable it with a click from the corresponding section of Hepsia. You may also set it to work in detection mode, so it shall keep a detailed log of any possible attacks without taking any action to stop them. The logs can be found within the same section and offer details about the nature of the attack, what IP address it came from and what ModSecurity rule was initiated to stop it. For best security, we employ not just commercial rules from a business operating in the field of web security, but also custom ones our administrators add manually in order to react to new threats that are still not addressed in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

When you choose to host your sites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia CP, your web programs will be secured straight away since ModSecurity is available with all Hepsia-based packages. You'll be able to regulate the firewall with ease and if required, you'll be able to turn it off or activate its passive mode when it'll only maintain a log of what's occurring without taking any action to stop potential attacks. The logs that you will find within the exact same section of the Control Panel are quite detailed and contain info about the attacker IP, what site and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall employed to prevent the intrusion, and so forth. This info shall enable you to take measures and improve the security of your sites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our admins include when they identify attacks that haven't yet been included inside the commercial pack.