ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web app layer firewall. It is employed to stop attacks toward script-driven websites through the use of security rules that contain specific expressions. That way, the firewall can stop hacking and spamming attempts and shield even Internet sites which aren't updated frequently. As an example, several failed login attempts to a script administrative area or attempts to execute a particular file with the intention to get access to the script shall trigger certain rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the second it identifies them. The firewall is incredibly efficient because it tracks the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it could prevent an attack before any harm is done. It furthermore maintains a very thorough log of all attack attempts that contains more information than standard Apache logs, so you can later check out the data and take further measures to improve the security of your sites if required.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all cloud hosting plans that we supply and it'll be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to activate and disable it with simply a mouse click or set it to detection mode, so it'll maintain a log of all attacks, but it will not do anything to stop them. The log for any of your Internet sites shall contain in-depth info which includes 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 comprise of both commercial ones we get from a third-party security firm and custom ones which our system admins add in case that they detect a new sort of attacks. In this way, the websites that you host here will be a lot more protected without any action expected on your end.