ModSecurity is a powerful web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a site without affecting its functionality and when it detects an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall additionally keeps a more comprehensive log for the traffic than any web server does, so you'll manage to keep track of what's happening with your sites a lot better than if you rely simply on conventional logs. ModSecurity uses security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For example, it recognizes whether anyone is attempting to log in to the admin area of a specific script multiple times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In these cases these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the firewall program hinders the attempts immediately, after that records comprehensive details about them inside its logs. ModSecurity is amongst the best software firewalls out there and it can protect your web applications against thousands of threats and vulnerabilities, especially if you don’t update them or their plugins often.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting packages that we offer and it'll be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain which you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you can switch on and deactivate it with simply a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll keep a log of all attacks, but it'll not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your websites shall feature elaborate information such as the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules which we use are constantly updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security business and custom ones which our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new sort of attacks. This way, the websites you host here shall be way more secure with no action required on your end.