ModSecurity is a potent web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a site without affecting its operation and when it discovers an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall additionally keeps a more thorough log for the website visitors than any web server does, so you'll manage to monitor what's going on with your websites better than if you rely only on conventional logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For example, it identifies if somebody is attempting to log in to the admin area of a specific script multiple times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In these instances these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the firewall blocks the attempts right away, then records comprehensive information about them inside its logs. ModSecurity is one of the most effective software firewalls out there and it can protect your web apps against a huge number of threats and vulnerabilities, particularly in case you don’t update them or their plugins often.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting plans that we offer and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and disable it with a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it will keep a log of all attacks, but it'll not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your Internet sites will feature detailed information which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules we use are constantly updated and incorporate both commercial ones we get from a third-party security company and custom ones our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the websites that you host here shall be far more protected without any action expected on your end.