ModSecurity is a powerful firewall for Apache web servers that's used to stop attacks toward web applications. It tracks the HTTP traffic to a specific website in real time and prevents any intrusion attempts the moment it detects them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to do this - as an example, attempting to log in to a script administration area without success several times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file which could result in accessing the website triggers another rule, etcetera. ModSecurity is among the best firewalls around and it'll preserve even scripts which aren't updated on a regular basis because it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Very thorough data about each intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are far more specific than the regular logs provided by the Apache server, so you can later examine them and decide whether you need to take more measures so as to enhance the protection of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Shared Hosting
We offer ModSecurity with all shared hosting solutions, so your web apps will be shielded from malicious attacks. The firewall is switched on as standard for all domains and subdomains, but in case you'd like, you will be able to stop it through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel. You can also switch on a detection mode, so ModSecurity shall keep a log as intended, but shall not take any action. The logs that you shall discover in Hepsia are extremely detailed and offer data about the nature of any attack, when it took place and from what IP, the firewall rule that was triggered, and so forth. We employ a set of commercial rules that are frequently updated, but sometimes our admins add custom rules as well in order to better protect the sites hosted on our machines.