ModSecurity is a highly effective web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a website without affecting its operation and if it identifies an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall additionally maintains a more detailed log for the site visitors than any server does, so you will manage to keep an eye on what is going on with your websites better than if you rely simply on standard logs. ModSecurity employs security rules based on which it prevents attacks. For instance, it detects whether someone is attempting to log in to the administrator area of a given 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 firewall program blocks the attempts right away, then records comprehensive info about them within its logs. ModSecurity is amongst the very best software firewalls on the market and it can protect your web applications against thousands of threats and vulnerabilities, especially in case you don’t update them or their plugins often.
ModSecurity in Website Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all website hosting plans which we offer and it will be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you can switch on and disable it with only a click or set it to detection mode, so it will keep a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to prevent them. The log for any of your websites shall feature detailed information including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules which we use are frequently updated and comprise of both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security business and custom ones that our system admins add in the event that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites that you host here will be a lot more secure with no action expected on your end.