Find out what ModSecurity actually is, how it works and just what it can do to defend your web sites and web applications.
ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It's employed to prevent attacks toward script-driven sites by employing security rules that contain certain expressions. In this way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and protect even websites which are not updated on a regular basis. For instance, a number of unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a particular file with the purpose to get access to the script shall trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the second it detects them. The firewall is quite efficient as it tracks the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it will be able to stop an attack before any harm is done. It also maintains an exceptionally detailed log of all attack attempts which includes more information than conventional Apache logs, so you could later check out the data and take additional measures to enhance the security of your Internet sites if required.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
We provide ModSecurity with all cloud hosting
plans, so your Internet applications will be shielded from harmful attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, but if you'd like, you shall be able to stop it through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel. You'll be able to also switch on a detection mode, so ModSecurity shall keep a log as intended, but won't take any action. The logs which you will find in Hepsia are incredibly detailed and include info about the nature of any attack, when it happened and from what IP address, the firewall rule that was triggered, etc. We employ a range of commercial rules that are frequently updated, but sometimes our administrators include custom rules as well in order to better protect the websites hosted on our machines.
ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers
ModSecurity is a part of our semi-dedicated server
packages and if you decide to host your sites with us, there won't be anything special you'll need to do since the firewall is switched on by default for all domains and subdomains that you add using your hosting CP. If required, you'll be able to disable ModSecurity for a given Internet site or activate the so-called detection mode in which case the firewall shall still work and record information, but won't do anything to prevent possible attacks on your Internet sites. Thorough logs shall be readily available within your Control Panel and you will be able to see which kind of attacks took place, what security rules were triggered and how the firewall dealt with the threats, what IP addresses the attacks came from, etcetera. We employ two sorts of rules on our servers - commercial ones from a firm that operates in the field of web security, and custom made ones which our admins occasionally include to respond to newly discovered threats on time.
ModSecurity in VPS Servers
ModSecurity is included with all Hepsia-based VPS servers
which we offer and it'll be activated automatically for any new domain or subdomain which you include on the machine. That way, any web app you install will be protected right from the start without doing anything personally on your end. The firewall could be handled via the section of the CP which bears the same name. This is the place whereyou'll be able to turn off ModSecurity or let its passive mode, so it won't take any action against threats, but shall still maintain a thorough log. The recorded info is available in the same area as well and you'll be able to see what IPs any attacks originated from to enable you to stop them, what the nature of the attempted attacks was and based upon what security rules ModSecurity responded. The rules that we use on our servers are a blend between commercial ones which we obtain from a security organization and custom ones which are included by our staff to enhance the protection of any web applications hosted on our end.
ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers
When you choose to host your websites on a dedicated server
with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web programs shall be protected straight away as ModSecurity is available with all Hepsia-based packages. You will be able to control the firewall easily and if needed, you'll be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it shall only maintain a log of what is occurring without taking any action to prevent possible attacks. The logs that you will find within the exact same section of the Control Panel are really detailed and contain details about the attacker IP address, what website and file were attacked and in what way, what rule the firewall used to stop the intrusion, etc. This information will allow you to take measures and increase the security of your Internet sites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones which our administrators add whenever they detect attacks that haven't yet been included in the commercial pack.