ModSecurity is a potent web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site without affecting its performance and if it discovers an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall furthermore maintains a more thorough log for the site visitors than any web server does, so you'll manage to monitor what is going on with your Internet sites much better than if you rely only on standard logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For instance, it detects whether somebody is trying to log in to the administration area of a given script multiple times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In these instances these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the software blocks the attempts immediately, after that records detailed information about them in its logs. ModSecurity is one of the best software firewalls out there and it can easily protect your web apps against a huge number of threats and vulnerabilities, particularly if you don’t update them or their plugins often.

ModSecurity in Shared Hosting

ModSecurity is available on all shared hosting web servers, so when you choose to host your Internet sites with our company, they'll be protected against an array of attacks. The firewall is enabled as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any Internet site if needed, or to switch on a detection mode, so all activity will be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You will be able to view comprehensive logs through your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker wished to do and how ModSecurity dealt with the threat. Since we take the safety of our clients' Internet sites very seriously, we use a collection of commercial rules that we take from one of the leading firms that maintain such rules. Our admins also add custom rules to make certain that your websites will be shielded from as many threats as possible.

ModSecurity in Semi-dedicated Servers

Any web program you set up in your new semi-dedicated server account shall be protected by ModSecurity as the firewall is included with all our hosting plans and is turned on by default for any domain and subdomain that you include or create through your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall be able to manage ModSecurity via a dedicated section within Hepsia where not simply could you activate or deactivate it completely, but you may also switch on a passive mode, so the firewall won't block anything, but it will still maintain an archive of possible attacks. This requires simply a click and you'll be able to look at the logs regardless if ModSecurity is in active or passive mode through the same section - what the attack was and where it came from, how it was addressed, and so forth. The firewall employs two groups of rules on our servers - a commercial one that we get from a third-party web security provider and a custom one that our administrators update personally as to respond to newly discovered risks as quickly as possible.

ModSecurity in VPS Servers

ModSecurity is provided with all Hepsia-based VPS servers that we offer and it will be activated automatically for every new domain or subdomain that you include on the machine. That way, any web application which you install will be protected from the very beginning without doing anything personally on your end. The firewall may be handled through the section of the Control Panel that has the same name. This is the area in whichyou could switch off ModSecurity or activate its passive mode, so it shall not take any action against threats, but shall still maintain a detailed log. The recorded info is available inside the same area as well and you will be able to see what IPs any attacks came from so that you can block them, what the nature of the attempted attacks was and in accordance with what security rules ModSecurity reacted. The rules we employ on our servers are a mixture between commercial ones which we get from a security firm and custom ones that are added by our staff to enhance the security of any web applications hosted on our end.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers

All our dedicated servers which are set up with the Hepsia hosting CP include ModSecurity, so any application which you upload or install will be protected from the very beginning and you will not have to bother about common attacks or vulnerabilities. An independent section inside Hepsia will permit you to start or stop the firewall for any domain or subdomain, or switch on a detection mode so that it records information about intrusions, but does not take actions to prevent them. What you will see in the logs can enable you to to secure your websites better - the IP an attack came from, what site was attacked as well as how, what ModSecurity rule was triggered, etcetera. With this info, you can see if a website needs an update, whether you should block IPs from accessing your web server, etcetera. In addition to the third-party commercial security rules for ModSecurity we use, our administrators include custom ones as well when they find a new threat which is not yet a part of the commercial bundle.