ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It is used to prevent attacks against script-driven Internet sites by employing security rules which contain certain expressions. That way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even sites which are not updated regularly. As an example, a number of unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a specific file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity will block these activities the minute it detects them. The firewall is extremely efficient since it screens the whole HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily stop an attack before any damage is done. It furthermore maintains an incredibly thorough log of all attack attempts that features more info than conventional Apache logs, so you could later check out the data and take further measures to improve the security of your Internet sites if necessary.

ModSecurity in VPS Web Hosting

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all virtual private servers which are provided with the Hepsia hosting CP, so your web programs shall be secured from the instant your server is in a position. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if needed, you'll be able to disable it with a click of your mouse through the corresponding section of Hepsia. You could also set it to operate in detection mode, so it shall maintain a comprehensive log of any potential attacks without taking any action to stop them. The logs are available within the very same section and offer details about the nature of the attack, what IP address it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was activated to stop it. For optimum security, we employ not just commercial rules from a company operating in the field of web security, but also custom ones that our administrators add personally so as to respond to new threats that are still not addressed in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All of our dedicated servers which are set up with the Hepsia hosting CP feature ModSecurity, so any application that you upload or set up will be secured from the very beginning and you'll not have to stress about common attacks or vulnerabilities. An individual section in Hepsia will allow you to start or stop the firewall for any 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 see in the logs shall enable you to to secure your websites better - the IP an attack came from, what site was attacked and exactly how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, and so forth. With this information, you'll be able to see whether an Internet site needs an update, whether you should block IPs from accessing your web server, etc. Aside from the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity that we use, our administrators add custom ones as well when they find a new threat that's not yet a part of the commercial bundle.

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