ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It's used to prevent attacks towards script-driven sites by employing security rules that contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and shield even websites which aren't updated regularly. For instance, several failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a particular file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the minute it detects them. The firewall is very efficient as it monitors the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it can stop an attack before any harm is done. It also keeps an exceptionally detailed log of all attack attempts that includes more info than conventional Apache logs, so you could later check out the data and take additional measures to boost the security of your Internet sites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud web hosting solutions which we provide and it will be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you'll be able to activate and deactivate it with a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it shall keep a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your sites will include elaborate information including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so on. The firewall rules which we use are regularly updated and incorporate both commercial ones we get from a third-party security business and custom ones our system admins include in case that they detect a new sort of attacks. That way, the websites that you host here will be way more secure with no action required on your end.