ModSecurity is a powerful web application layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a site without affecting its performance and when it detects an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall also maintains a more thorough log for the site visitors than any server does, so you will manage to monitor what's happening with your sites a lot better than if you rely simply on standard logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For example, it detects if someone is trying to log in to the admin area of a specific script multiple times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a specific command. In these instances these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the software blocks the attempts right away, after that records detailed information about them in its logs. ModSecurity is one of the best software firewalls on the market and it can easily protect your web apps against a large number of threats and vulnerabilities, especially in case you don’t update them or their plugins frequently.
ModSecurity in Shared Hosting
ModSecurity comes by default with all shared hosting solutions that we offer and it shall be turned on automatically for any domain or subdomain you add/create in your Hepsia hosting CP. The firewall has three different modes, so you'll be able to activate and disable it with simply 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 any of your Internet sites will feature detailed information including the nature of the attack, where it came from, what action was taken by ModSecurity, etcetera. The firewall rules that we use are frequently updated and comprise of both commercial ones which we get from a third-party security business and custom ones our system administrators add in the event that they detect a new kind of attacks. In this way, the Internet sites you host here will be way more secure without any action needed on your end.