ModSecurity is a potent web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a site without affecting its overall performance and when it discovers an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall furthermore keeps a more thorough log for the site visitors than any web server does, so you shall be able to keep an eye on what is going on with your websites much better than if you rely simply on conventional logs. ModSecurity employs security rules based on which it prevents attacks. For instance, it recognizes whether someone is trying to log in to the admin area of a certain script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In these situations these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the software blocks the attempts immediately, and then records detailed information 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 Web Hosting

ModSecurity is offered with each and every shared web hosting plan which we provide and it is turned on by default for every domain or subdomain that you add via your Hepsia CP. In case it disrupts any of your programs or you would like to disable it for any reason, you'll be able to do this through the ModSecurity area of Hepsia with merely a mouse click. You could also activate a passive mode, so the firewall will recognize possible attacks and keep a log, but shall not take any action. You could see comprehensive logs in the exact same section, including the IP address where the attack originated from, what precisely the attacker aimed to do and at what time, what ModSecurity did, etc. For max security of our customers we use a group of commercial firewall rules combined with custom ones that are included by our system admins.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any web program which you set up inside your new semi-dedicated server account shall be protected by ModSecurity because the firewall comes with all our hosting packages and is activated by default for any domain and subdomain that you include or create using your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to manage ModSecurity via a dedicated section inside Hepsia where not only could you activate or deactivate it fully, but you can also activate a passive mode, so the firewall will not block anything, but it shall still maintain a record of potential attacks. This takes only a mouse click and you shall be able to look at the logs regardless of if ModSecurity is in passive or active mode through the same section - what the attack was and where it originated from, how it was handled, etcetera. The firewall employs two sets of rules on our servers - a commercial one that we get from a third-party web security company and a custom one that our administrators update personally as to respond to newly discovered threats at the earliest opportunity.

ModSecurity in VPS Servers

ModSecurity is pre-installed on all VPS servers that are set up with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so your web applications will be protected from the instant your server is in a position. The firewall is activated by default for any domain or subdomain on the VPS, but if necessary, you can deactivate it with a click through the corresponding section of Hepsia. You may also set it to operate in detection mode, so it'll keep an extensive log of any potential attacks without taking any action to prevent them. The logs can be found within the very same section and include info about the nature of the attack, what IP it came from and what ModSecurity rule was activated to stop it. For best security, we employ not simply commercial rules from a firm working in the field of web security, but also custom ones which our administrators add manually so as to react to new threats that are still not tackled in the commercial rules.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

All our dedicated servers which are installed with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature ModSecurity, so any program that you upload or set up shall be protected from the very beginning and you will not need to bother about common attacks or vulnerabilities. A separate section in Hepsia will permit you to start or stop the firewall for every domain or subdomain, or switch on a detection mode so that it records info about intrusions, but doesn't take actions to stop them. What you will see in the logs shall allow you to to secure your sites better - the IP an attack came from, what website was attacked as well as how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, etcetera. With this info, you could see if a site needs an update, if you should block IPs from accessing your server, etc. Besides the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity we use, our administrators include custom ones too whenever they find a new threat that's not yet in the commercial bundle.