ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that's used to prevent attacks toward web apps. It tracks the HTTP traffic to a certain Internet site in real time and blocks any intrusion attempts the instant it detects them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to accomplish that - for instance, trying to log in to a script admin area without success many times triggers one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file which may result in gaining access to the Internet site triggers another rule, and so on. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls on the market and it'll protect even scripts that aren't updated on a regular basis since it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Very detailed data about each and every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are far more specific than the standard logs created by the Apache server, so you can later take a look at them and decide if you need to take more measures in order to boost the security of your script-driven websites.

ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting

ModSecurity comes by default with all cloud hosting plans which we offer and it'll 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 activate and disable it with a click or set it to detection mode, so it will maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to prevent them. The log for each of your websites shall contain comprehensive information which includes the nature of the attack, where it originated from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules which we use are regularly updated and incorporate both commercial ones we get from a third-party security business and custom ones which our system administrators include in case that they detect a new sort of attacks. That way, the sites that you host here shall be way more secure without any action required on your end.