ModSecurity is a highly effective firewall for Apache web servers that is used to stop attacks toward web applications. It tracks the HTTP traffic to a specific website in real time and stops any intrusion attempts the moment it discovers them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to do this - for instance, trying to log in to a script administration area without success many times triggers one rule, sending a request to execute a certain file that could result in getting access to the site triggers another rule, etc. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls available on the market and it will secure even scripts which aren't updated often because it can prevent attackers from using known exploits and security holes. Very comprehensive data about each and every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are far more specific than the regular logs created by the Apache server, so you can later examine them and decide if you need to take extra measures so as to improve the safety of your script-driven sites.
ModSecurity in Shared Hosting
ModSecurity is available on all shared hosting machines, so when you decide to host your websites with our organization, they shall be shielded from an array of attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there'll be nothing you'll have to do on your end. You'll be able to stop ModSecurity for any Internet site if required, or to activate a detection mode, so all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall shall not take any real action. You will be able to view specific logs through your Hepsia CP including the IP address where the attack came from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. Since we take the safety of our clients' Internet sites seriously, we use a collection of commercial rules that we get from one of the leading companies which maintain such rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to ensure that your Internet sites shall be protected against as many threats as possible.