ModSecurity is a plugin for Apache web servers which acts as a web application layer firewall. It is employed to stop attacks against script-driven websites through the use of security rules which contain particular expressions. This way, the firewall can prevent hacking and spamming attempts and shield even websites that aren't updated regularly. As an example, multiple failed login attempts to a script administrator area or attempts to execute a specific file with the objective to get access to the script shall trigger particular rules, so ModSecurity shall block out these activities the minute it detects them. The firewall is very efficient since it screens the entire HTTP traffic to a website in real time without slowing it down, so it can easily prevent an attack before any harm is done. It furthermore keeps an exceptionally detailed log of all attack attempts that contains more information than conventional Apache logs, so you can later examine the data and take additional measures to enhance the security of your websites if necessary.
ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting
ModSecurity is available on all cloud website hosting machines, so if you decide to host your Internet sites with our firm, they will be resistant to an array of attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any website if necessary, or to enable a detection mode, so that all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You shall be able to view specific logs through your Hepsia CP including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker planned to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. Since we take the protection of our clients' sites seriously, we use a collection of commercial rules which we get from one of the top companies that maintain this type of rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to make certain that your websites shall be resistant to as many risks as possible.