ModSecurity is a potent web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site without affecting its operation and in case it detects an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall furthermore maintains a more detailed log for the website visitors than any web server does, so you shall be able to keep track of what's going on with your websites a lot better than if you rely simply on standard logs. ModSecurity uses security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For instance, it recognizes whether anyone is trying to log in to the administrator area of a given script multiple times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In such circumstances these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the firewall program blocks the attempts in real time, and then records comprehensive info about them inside its logs. ModSecurity is one of the best software firewalls out there and it can protect your web apps against many threats and vulnerabilities, particularly in case you don’t update them or their plugins regularly.
ModSecurity in Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all hosting packages that we provide and it'll be switched on automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create within your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you could switch on and disable it with simply a click or set it to detection mode, so it'll keep a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your websites will include elaborate information which includes the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules that we use are constantly updated and comprise of both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security business and custom ones which our system administrators add in case that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the websites that you host here shall be far more secure with no action needed on your end.