ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that functions as a web app layer firewall. It is used to stop attacks towards script-driven sites through the use of security rules which contain specific expressions. That way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and protect even websites which are not updated often. For example, multiple failed login attempts to a script admin area or attempts to execute a specific file with the purpose to get access to the script will trigger specific rules, so ModSecurity shall block these activities the minute it discovers them. The firewall is very efficient because it monitors the whole 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 furthermore maintains a very comprehensive log of all attack attempts that includes more info than typical Apache logs, so you could later analyze the data and take extra measures to boost the security of your Internet sites if needed.
ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud website hosting packages that we offer and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you can activate and disable it with just a click or set it to detection mode, so it shall maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your websites shall include detailed 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 frequently updated and consist of both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security business and custom ones our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. This way, the sites which you host here will be much more protected without any action expected on your end.