ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that acts as a web application layer firewall. It's used to prevent attacks against script-driven websites through the use of security rules that contain particular expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and shield even sites that are not updated often. For example, multiple unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a certain file with the intention to get access to the script shall trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity will stop these activities the moment it identifies them. The firewall is extremely efficient as it tracks the entire HTTP traffic to an Internet site in real time without slowing it down, so it can prevent an attack before any damage is done. It also maintains an exceptionally comprehensive log of all attack attempts which contains more info than standard Apache logs, so you could later examine the data and take further measures to improve the security of your websites if necessary.

ModSecurity in Shared Website Hosting

ModSecurity comes standard with all shared website hosting solutions which we offer and it will be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you can activate and disable it with simply a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your websites will feature comprehensive info which includes the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules which we use are frequently updated and comprise of both commercial ones we get from a third-party security business and custom ones which our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. This way, the sites that you host here shall be way more secure without any action required on your end.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All semi-dedicated hosting packages which we offer come with ModSecurity and given that the firewall is switched on by default, any website you build under a domain or a subdomain shall be protected immediately. An independent section inside the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts is dedicated to ModSecurity and it will allow you to start and stop the firewall for any website or switch on a detection mode. With the last mentioned, ModSecurity will not take any action, but it'll still recognize possible attacks and will keep all information inside a log as if it were 100% active. The logs can be found within the exact same section of the CP and they include specifics about the IP where an attack originated from, what its nature was, what rule ModSecurity applies to identify and stop it, and so on. The security rules which we employ on our servers are a mix between commercial ones from a security firm and custom ones made by our system administrators. Consequently, we provide higher security for your web applications as we can defend them from attacks before security corporations release updates for new threats.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Hosting

If you decide to host your sites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia CP, your web applications will be protected straight away since ModSecurity is supplied with all Hepsia-based solutions. You shall be able to control the firewall effortlessly and if needed, you shall be able to turn it off or activate its passive mode when it will only keep a log of what's going on without taking any action to prevent possible attacks. The logs that you can find in the same section of the CP are quite detailed and include info about the attacker IP address, what website and file were attacked and in what way, what rule the firewall used to stop the intrusion, etcetera. This information shall enable you to take measures and enhance the security of your sites even more. To be on the safe side, we employ not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones which our staff include when they identify attacks that have not yet been included inside the commercial pack.