ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which functions as a web application layer firewall. It's used to stop attacks toward script-driven Internet sites through the use of security rules that contain specific expressions. This way, the firewall can block hacking and spamming attempts and preserve even sites which aren't updated regularly. For example, a number of unsuccessful login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a certain file with the intention to get access to the script shall trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity shall block these activities the minute it discovers them. The firewall is quite efficient because it screens the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it could stop an attack before any harm is done. It also maintains an exceptionally thorough log of all attack attempts that contains more information than conventional Apache logs, so you could later check out the data and take extra measures to enhance the security of your Internet sites if required.
ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all cloud website hosting web servers, so when you opt to host your websites with our firm, they'll be protected against a wide array of attacks. The firewall is enabled by default for all domains and subdomains, so there shall be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You'll be able to stop ModSecurity for any website if required, or to activate a detection mode, so that all activity will be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You will be able to view detailed logs through your Hepsia CP including the IP address where the attack originated from, what the attacker planned to do and how ModSecurity dealt with the threat. As we take the safety of our customers' websites seriously, we use a group of commercial rules which we get from one of the leading firms that maintain this sort of rules. Our administrators also add custom rules to make certain that your sites shall be protected against as many risks as possible.