ModSecurity is a powerful firewall for Apache web servers which is used to prevent attacks against web apps. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a given site in real time and blocks any intrusion attempts as soon as it discovers them. The firewall uses a set of rules to do that - as an illustration, trying to log in to a script administrator area unsuccessfully a few times sets off one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file which may result in gaining access to the website triggers another rule, etcetera. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls available and it'll protect even scripts which aren't updated regularly as it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Very comprehensive information about each and every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are a lot more specific than the conventional logs provided by the Apache server, so you can later examine them and determine whether you need to take extra measures in order to improve the security of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud web hosting solutions that we supply and it shall be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and disable it with a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll keep a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your websites shall feature elaborate information including the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules we use are constantly updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security business and custom ones that our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new type of attacks. This way, the Internet sites you host here shall be way more protected without any action required on your end.