ModSecurity is a highly effective firewall for Apache web servers that is used to prevent attacks toward web apps. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a certain site in real time and stops any intrusion attempts as soon as it detects them. The firewall uses a set of rules to do this - as an illustration, trying to log in to a script administrator area without success several times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file that could result in accessing the website triggers another rule, and so on. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls available and it'll protect even scripts that are not updated often because it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Incredibly detailed data about every single intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are far more detailed than the conventional logs created by the Apache server, so you could later analyze them and determine whether you need to take extra measures in order to boost the protection of your script-driven sites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity is available with each cloud hosting package that we provide and it is activated by default for any domain or subdomain that you include through your Hepsia Control Panel. If it interferes with any of your programs or you'd like to disable it for any reason, you shall be able to achieve that through the ModSecurity area of Hepsia with merely a mouse click. You can also activate a passive mode, so the firewall will recognize potential attacks and maintain a log, but shall not take any action. You can view extensive logs in the same section, including the IP where the attack originated from, what exactly the attacker tried to do and at what time, what ModSecurity did, etcetera. For optimum protection of our customers we use a set of commercial firewall rules blended with custom ones that are added by our system administrators.