ModSecurity is a highly effective firewall for Apache web servers that's employed to stop attacks against web applications. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a given site in real time and stops any intrusion attempts the moment it discovers them. The firewall uses a set of rules to do this - for instance, attempting to log in to a script admin area unsuccessfully several times sets off one rule, sending a request to execute a certain file that could result in gaining access to the site triggers another rule, and so on. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls available and it'll secure even scripts that are not updated often since it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Incredibly comprehensive info about every single intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are far more comprehensive than the conventional logs generated by the Apache server, so you may later take a look at them and decide whether you need to take additional measures in order to boost the protection of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Website Hosting
ModSecurity comes standard with all website hosting packages that we supply and it will be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain that you add/create within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to switch on and disable it with only a click or set it to detection mode, so it will maintain a log of all attacks, but it shall not do anything to stop them. The log for each of your Internet sites will include detailed information such as the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, and so forth. The firewall rules we use are frequently updated and include both commercial ones that we get from a third-party security company and custom ones our system admins include in the event that they detect a new type of attacks. In this way, the sites you host here will be a lot more secure with no action needed on your end.