ModSecurity is a powerful web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site without affecting its overall performance and when it identifies an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall also keeps a more comprehensive log for the site visitors than any web server does, so you shall manage to keep track of what is going on with your sites a lot better than if you rely merely on standard logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For example, it detects whether anyone is trying to log in to the administration area of a given script a number of times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a particular command. In such situations these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the firewall blocks the attempts right away, after that records in-depth details about them inside its logs. ModSecurity is one of the best software firewalls out there and it can protect your web apps against a large number of threats and vulnerabilities, particularly if you don’t update them or their plugins regularly.
ModSecurity in Shared Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all shared hosting servers, so when you opt to host your websites with our company, they will be resistant to an array of attacks. The firewall is enabled as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there shall be nothing you shall have to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if needed, or to enable a detection mode, so that all activity will be recorded, but the firewall shall not take any real action. You will be able to view specific logs through your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker wished to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. As we take the security of our clients' sites seriously, we employ a selection 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 ensure that your sites shall be resistant to as many risks as possible.