ModSecurity is a powerful firewall for Apache web servers which is used to stop attacks toward web applications. It tracks the HTTP traffic to a certain site in real time and prevents any intrusion attempts as soon as it detects them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to accomplish that - as an example, trying to log in to a script admin area unsuccessfully several times triggers one rule, sending a request to execute a specific file which may result in accessing the Internet site triggers a different rule, and so forth. ModSecurity is one of the best firewalls out there and it will preserve even scripts that are not updated frequently because it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Very thorough information about every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are considerably more comprehensive than the regular logs generated by the Apache server, so you could later take a look at them and decide whether you need to take extra measures so as to boost the security of your script-driven sites.

ModSecurity in Website Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all website hosting solutions which we offer and it'll be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and deactivate it with simply a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your websites will feature elaborate info such as the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules we use are regularly updated and incorporate both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security business and custom ones that our system admins add in case that they detect a new type of attacks. This way, the Internet sites that you host here will be far more protected with no action needed on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

ModSecurity is a part of our semi-dedicated hosting solutions and if you decide to host your sites with our company, there will not be anything special you will have to do given that the firewall is switched on by default for all domains and subdomains which you add using your hosting Control Panel. If required, you could disable ModSecurity for a certain Internet site or enable the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall shall still work and record information, but won't do anything to prevent potential attacks on your websites. Detailed logs will be accessible within your Control Panel and you'll be able to see which kind of attacks happened, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall addressed the threats, what IP addresses the attacks came from, etc. We use 2 sorts of rules on our servers - commercial ones from a business that operates in the field of web security, and customized ones which our admins occasionally include to respond to newly found risks in a timely manner.

ModSecurity in VPS Hosting

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all virtual private servers that are provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so your web apps will be secured from the second your server is ready. The firewall is switched on by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if necessary, you could deactivate it with a mouse click from the corresponding section of Hepsia. You can also set it to function in detection mode, so it'll keep an extensive log of any potential attacks without taking any action to prevent them. The logs can be found inside the very same section and include info about the nature of the attack, what IP address it originated from and what ModSecurity rule was initiated to stop it. For best security, we use not only commercial rules from a firm working in the field of web security, but also custom ones which our administrators add manually so as to respond to new threats that are still not addressed in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Web Hosting

All our dedicated servers that are installed with the Hepsia hosting CP include ModSecurity, so any app you upload or install will be protected from the very beginning and you will not need to concern yourself with common attacks or vulnerabilities. A separate section inside Hepsia will permit you to start or stop the firewall for every domain or subdomain, or switch 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 can allow you to to secure your websites better - the IP an attack originated from, what website was attacked and exactly how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, etc. With this info, you could see if an Internet site needs an update, whether you need to block IPs from accessing your server, etcetera. Besides the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity that we use, our administrators add custom ones too every time they come across a new threat which is not yet included in the commercial bundle.