ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web app layer firewall. It is employed to stop attacks toward script-driven sites by using security rules that contain particular expressions. This way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even Internet sites which are not updated often. For instance, several unsuccessful login attempts to a script admin area or attempts to execute a specific file with the purpose to get access to the script shall trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity shall stop these activities the instant it identifies them. The firewall is quite efficient because it monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it will be able to prevent an attack before any harm is done. It also maintains a very thorough log of all attack attempts which includes more information than traditional Apache logs, so you can later analyze the data and take further measures to increase the security of your websites if needed.

ModSecurity in Shared Web Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all shared web hosting packages which we offer and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you can switch on and deactivate it with just a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your Internet sites will contain elaborate information which includes the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules that we use are constantly updated and consist of both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones which our system administrators include in case that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the websites that you host here shall be way more secure without any action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

We have integrated ModSecurity as a standard inside all semi-dedicated server plans, so your web apps will be protected the instant you install them under any domain or subdomain. The Hepsia CP that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts shall permit you to enable or turn off the firewall for any Internet site with a click. You will also be able to turn on a passive detection mode with which ModSecurity will maintain a log of possible attacks without actually preventing them. The comprehensive logs contain the nature of the attack and what ModSecurity response that attack caused, where it originated from, and so forth. The list of rules which we use is regularly updated in order to match any new risks which might appear on the Internet and it includes both commercial rules that we get from a security company and custom-written ones which our admins add if they discover a threat that's not present within the commercial list yet.

ModSecurity in VPS Servers

All VPS servers that are provided with the Hepsia Control Panel come with ModSecurity. The firewall is installed and turned on by default for all domains which are hosted on the server, so there shall not be anything special that you shall have to do to protect your sites. It'll take you a mouse click to stop ModSecurity if required or to turn on its passive mode so that it records what goes on without taking any measures to prevent intrusions. You'll be able to view the logs produced in active or passive mode via the corresponding section of Hepsia and discover more about the type of the attack, where it came from, what rule the firewall used to deal with it, etcetera. We use a mix of commercial and custom rules in order to make certain that ModSecurity shall block as many risks as possible, hence boosting the security of your web programs as much as possible.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

All of our dedicated servers that are installed with the Hepsia hosting CP feature ModSecurity, so any program that you upload or install will be protected from the very beginning and you won't need to concern yourself with common attacks or vulnerabilities. An individual section inside Hepsia will allow you to start or stop the firewall for each and every domain or subdomain, or turn on a detection mode so that it records information regarding intrusions, but does not take actions to stop them. What you'll discover in the logs shall help you to secure your sites better - the IP address an attack came from, what website was attacked and how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, etcetera. With this information, you could see whether an Internet site needs an update, whether you should block IPs from accessing your hosting server, and so forth. In addition to the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity we use, our admins include custom ones too when they find a new threat that's not yet in the commercial bundle.