ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It is used to prevent attacks toward script-driven Internet sites through the use of security rules that contain specific expressions. That way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even websites that aren't updated often. For instance, several unsuccessful login attempts to a script admin area or attempts to execute a particular file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity shall block these activities the minute it identifies them. The firewall is very efficient as it monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it will be able to stop an attack before any harm is done. It furthermore keeps an incredibly thorough log of all attack attempts that features more info than typical Apache logs, so you can later check out the data and take additional measures to increase the security of your websites if necessary.

ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting packages which we provide and it'll be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could switch on and disable it with simply a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it will maintain a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your Internet sites will contain detailed information including the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules we use are constantly updated and incorporate both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security company and custom ones which our system admins add in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. This way, the websites that you host here shall be a lot more protected without any action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer feature ModSecurity and given that the firewall is enabled by default, any website which you set up under a domain or a subdomain shall be secured immediately. An individual section inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts is dedicated to ModSecurity and it will permit you to stop and start the firewall for any site or enable a detection mode. With the last option, ModSecurity won't take any action, but it'll still identify possible attacks and will keep all information in a log as if it were completely active. The logs can be found in the same section of the Control Panel and they include information regarding 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 use on our web servers are a mix of commercial ones from a security company and custom ones created by our system administrators. Therefore, we offer greater security for your web applications as we can defend them from attacks even before security firms release updates for completely new threats.

ModSecurity in VPS Web Hosting

All virtual private servers which are set up with the Hepsia Control Panel include ModSecurity. The firewall is installed and turned on by default for all domains which are hosted on the machine, so there will not be anything special that you'll need to do to protect your sites. It shall take you simply a click to stop ModSecurity if required or to activate its passive mode so that it records what occurs without taking any actions to stop intrusions. You'll be able to look at the logs generated in passive or active mode through the corresponding section of Hepsia and discover more about the type of the attack, where it came from, what rule the firewall employed to handle it, and so on. We employ a mix of commercial and custom rules in order to make sure that ModSecurity shall stop as many risks as possible, thus improving the security of your web applications as much as possible.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you opt to host your Internet sites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia CP, your web apps will be secured straight away because ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based solutions. You shall be able to control the firewall without difficulty and if needed, you will be able to turn it off or activate its passive mode when it shall only maintain a log of what is taking place without taking any action to prevent possible attacks. The logs that you'll find in the exact same section of the Control Panel are incredibly detailed and contain info about the attacker IP address, what site and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall employed to stop the intrusion, etc. This info will permit you to take measures and enhance the protection of your sites even more. To be on the safe side, we employ not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones which our staff add every time they recognize attacks which have not yet been included inside the commercial pack.