ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which functions as a web app layer firewall. It's used to prevent attacks towards script-driven Internet sites by employing security rules which contain specific expressions. That way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and shield even sites which are not updated frequently. As an example, multiple failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the instant it detects them. The firewall is very efficient since it screens 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 keeps an incredibly detailed log of all attack attempts that features more information than conventional Apache logs, so you can later check out the data and take additional measures to boost the security of your sites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting
ModSecurity is available on all cloud web hosting machines, so if you opt to host your Internet sites with our company, they shall be resistant to an array of attacks. The firewall is enabled by default for all domains and subdomains, so there'll be nothing you'll need to do on your end. You'll be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if required, or to enable a detection mode, so that all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You shall be able to view detailed logs via your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP address where the attack originated from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity addressed the threat. Since we take the protection of our customers' websites seriously, we employ a selection of commercial rules that we get from one of the top companies which maintain such rules. Our admins also add custom rules to ensure that your sites will be shielded from as many threats as possible.