ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers that functions as a web app layer firewall. It is used to stop attacks against script-driven sites by employing security rules which contain certain expressions. In this way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and shield even sites which are not updated frequently. For example, numerous unsuccessful login attempts to a script admin area or attempts to execute a particular file with the intention to get access to the script shall trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity will block out these activities the moment it discovers them. The firewall is very efficient as it screens the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily prevent an attack before any damage is done. It also maintains an incredibly thorough log of all attack attempts which includes more information than traditional Apache logs, so you could later check out the data and take additional measures to enhance the security of your websites if required.
ModSecurity in Website Hosting
ModSecurity is supplied with all website hosting servers, so when you choose to host your Internet sites with our firm, they'll be resistant to a wide array of attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, so there'll be nothing you'll have to do on your end. You'll be able to stop ModSecurity for any Internet site if required, or to activate a detection mode, so that all activity will be recorded, but the firewall won't take any real action. You will be able to view comprehensive logs via your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP address where the attack came from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity dealt with the threat. Since we take the protection of our customers' Internet sites very seriously, we use a group of commercial rules that we get from one of the leading firms that maintain this sort of rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to make certain that your websites will be resistant to as many threats as possible.