ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that is used to stop attacks against web apps. It keeps track of the HTTP traffic to a certain website in real time and stops any intrusion attempts as soon as it identifies them. The firewall uses a set of rules to accomplish that - for example, trying to log in to a script admin area unsuccessfully several times sets off one rule, sending a request to execute a specific file which could result in accessing the Internet site triggers a different rule, and so on. ModSecurity is among the best firewalls available on the market and it will preserve even scripts which are not updated regularly since it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Very comprehensive info about each and every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are a lot more detailed than the conventional logs provided by the Apache server, so you may later examine them and determine if you need to take additional measures so as to boost the protection of your script-driven websites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
We provide ModSecurity with all cloud hosting solutions, so your Internet apps shall be shielded from destructive attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, but if you would like, you shall be able to stop it through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel. You could also activate a detection mode, so ModSecurity shall keep a log as intended, but will not take any action. The logs which you will find inside Hepsia are quite detailed and feature information about the nature of any attack, when it transpired and from what IP address, the firewall rule which was triggered, and so forth. We employ a range of commercial rules which are frequently updated, but sometimes our admins include custom rules as well so as to efficiently protect the websites hosted on our servers.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers
ModSecurity is part of our semi-dedicated server solutions and if you choose to host your sites with us, there will not be anything special you'll need to do since the firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains which you include using your hosting CP. If needed, you could disable ModSecurity for a certain website or activate the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall will still function and record data, but shall not do anything to prevent possible attacks on your Internet sites. Comprehensive logs will be available inside your Control Panel and you'll be able to see what sort of attacks took place, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall addressed the threats, what Internet protocol addresses the attacks originated from, and so forth. We use 2 kinds of rules on our servers - commercial ones from an organization that operates in the field of web security, and custom ones that our admins sometimes add to respond to newly found threats promptly.
ModSecurity in VPS Servers
ModSecurity is pre-installed on all VPS servers that are offered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so your web applications will be protected from the second your server is ready. The firewall is switched on by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if needed, you can deactivate it with a click via the corresponding section of Hepsia. You could also set it to operate in detection mode, so it'll keep a comprehensive log of any possible attacks without taking any action to stop them. The logs can be found within the same section and provide information about the nature of the attack, what IP it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was initiated to stop it. For best security, we employ not only commercial rules from a firm working in the field of web security, but also custom ones which our admins include manually in order to respond to new risks that are still not dealt with in the commercial rules.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers
All our dedicated servers that are set up with the Hepsia hosting CP feature ModSecurity, so any program that you upload or set up will be properly secured from the very beginning and you will not have to worry about common attacks or vulnerabilities. An independent section inside Hepsia will allow you to start or stop the firewall for any domain or subdomain, or activate a detection mode so that it records info about intrusions, but doesn't take actions to stop them. What you shall discover in the logs can easily allow you to to secure your Internet sites better - the IP an attack came from, what website was attacked and exactly how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, etc. With this info, you'll be able to see whether a site needs an update, if you should block IPs from accessing your web server, etc. On top of the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity we use, our administrators add custom ones too when they discover a new threat which is not yet a part of the commercial bundle.