ModSecurity is a highly effective web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a website without affecting its functionality and when it discovers an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall additionally keeps a more thorough log for the site visitors than any server does, so you will be able to keep track of what is going on with your Internet sites better than if you rely simply on standard logs. ModSecurity uses security rules based on which it prevents attacks. For instance, it detects whether someone is trying 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 such circumstances these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the firewall blocks the attempts in real time, and then records detailed info about them within its logs. ModSecurity is amongst the very best software firewalls available and it can easily protect your web applications against a large number of threats and vulnerabilities, particularly if you don’t update them or their plugins regularly.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud hosting packages that we provide and it will be activated automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has 3 different modes, so you could switch on and disable it with only 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 any of your Internet sites shall contain elaborate info such as the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules that we use are constantly updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones which our system administrators include in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. This way, the sites you host here shall be a lot more secure without any action needed on your end.