ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web application layer firewall. It is employed to stop attacks towards script-driven sites by employing security rules which contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even sites that aren't updated often. For instance, numerous failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the objective to get access to the script shall trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity will stop these activities the minute it detects them. The firewall is very efficient as it monitors the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it can prevent an attack before any damage is done. It also keeps an incredibly detailed log of all attack attempts which contains more information than conventional Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take further measures to boost the security of your websites if required.
ModSecurity in Shared Website Hosting
ModSecurity is supplied with all shared website hosting machines, so if you choose to host your sites with our firm, they will be shielded from an array of attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there shall be nothing you'll have to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any Internet site if necessary, or to enable a detection mode, so that all activity will be recorded, but the firewall won't take any real action. You shall be able to view comprehensive logs from your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity addressed the threat. Since we take the safety of our customers' sites seriously, we employ a collection of commercial rules that we get from one of the best companies that maintain this type of rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to make certain that your Internet sites shall be resistant to as many risks as possible.