Learn what ModSecurity is, how it works and what actually it will do to guard your sites and web apps.
ModSecurity is a potent web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a website without affecting its functionality and when it identifies an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall furthermore maintains a more comprehensive log for the traffic than any server does, so you'll be able to keep track of what is going on with your sites better than if you rely only on standard logs. ModSecurity employs security rules based on which it stops attacks. For instance, it recognizes if someone is attempting to log in to the admin area of a particular script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In these instances these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the software blocks the attempts immediately, then records comprehensive info about them in its logs. ModSecurity is one of the best software firewalls on the market and it could easily protect your web apps against thousands of threats and vulnerabilities, particularly in case you don’t update them or their plugins often.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
We provide ModSecurity with all cloud hosting solutions, so your Internet applications shall be protected against harmful attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, but in case you'd like, you'll be able to stop it through the respective area of your Hepsia CP. You could also activate a detection mode, so ModSecurity shall keep a log as intended, but will not take any action. The logs that you will discover inside Hepsia are incredibly detailed and include info about the nature of any attack, when it happened and from what IP address, the firewall rule which was triggered, and so on. We employ a group of commercial rules that are constantly updated, but sometimes our administrators add custom rules as well in order to better protect the websites hosted on our servers.