ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web app layer firewall. It's used to prevent attacks towards script-driven websites through the use of security rules that contain specific expressions. That way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and protect even Internet sites that aren't updated regularly. For instance, numerous failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a specific file with the objective to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity will block out these activities the instant it identifies them. The firewall is quite efficient as it monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a site in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily prevent an attack before any harm is done. It furthermore maintains an incredibly detailed log of all attack attempts which features more info than typical Apache logs, so you can later examine the data and take additional measures to boost the security of your sites if required.

ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting

ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud web hosting packages which we offer and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to activate and disable it with just a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to prevent them. The log for any of your sites will include detailed information including the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so on. The firewall rules that we use are frequently updated and incorporate both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security company and custom ones which our system administrators include in case that they detect a new kind of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites that you host here will be a lot more protected without any action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

ModSecurity is part of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and if you choose to host your Internet sites with our company, there shall not be anything special you'll need to do as the firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains that you add via your hosting CP. If required, you can disable ModSecurity for a given Internet site or activate the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall shall still operate and record info, but will not do anything to stop possible attacks against your sites. Comprehensive logs shall be available inside your Control Panel and you'll be able to see what type of attacks occurred, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall addressed the threats, what Internet protocol addresses the attacks came from, and so on. We employ two kinds of rules on our servers - commercial ones from a company which operates in the field of web security, and customized ones that our administrators sometimes add to respond to newly identified threats promptly.

ModSecurity in VPS Hosting

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all virtual private servers which are set up with the Hepsia hosting CP, so your web applications will be protected from the moment your server is in a position. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the Virtual Private Server, but if necessary, you can deactivate it with a click of your mouse through the corresponding section of Hepsia. You could also set it to function in detection mode, so it'll keep a comprehensive log of any potential attacks without taking any action to prevent them. The logs can be found within the same section and provide info about the nature of the attack, what IP address it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was activated to stop it. For best security, we use not only commercial rules from a company working in the field of web security, but also custom ones our admins add personally so as to react to new risks which are still not addressed in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you decide to host your websites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia CP, your web apps shall be secured immediately as ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based solutions. You shall be able to control the firewall without difficulty and if needed, you'll be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it'll only maintain a log of what is taking place without taking any action to stop possible attacks. The logs which you can find within the same section of the Control Panel are extremely detailed and contain info about the attacker IP, what website and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall used to prevent the intrusion, etcetera. This information shall enable you to take measures and boost the security of your websites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not only commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our administrators add when they recognize attacks that have not yet been included in the commercial pack.