We are now living in an era where the terms such as “Web Hosting”, “Server Maintenance“, “Cloud Service” getting importance day by day. The majority of the business organizations are now opting server management services due to its affordability and scalability. Server management is suitable for business of any size and operations and it is highly customizable. Now there certified server maintenance providers in the market. They are offering 24/ 7 server management services.
Even though the support from the server management systems is there to support different business organizations, the security of the data which is stored virtually is an important thing. On an administrators point view, there are certain coding algorithms which they can use to ensure the web security for their clients. Mod_security is one of the apache used to ensure web security.
Before getting into mod_security let’s see what does an “apache” means. Apache is one of the popular web servers in the world. It is freely available and it is an open source. Due to its ease of administration flexibility, it is highly accepted among server maintenance people. The strength of Apache is its flexible modules. To support SSL encryption, it helps the Apache in natively rewriting URLs. This provides the server maintenance team or administrators to meet their needs.
Let’s come again to our topic – Mod_ Security. It is an apache module and it helps you to protect you from various web attacks. It includes hacking attacks. It defaults on In Motion servers. Mod_security block the web from the attacks using regular expressions and rule sets. The main attacks faced by servers are the common code injection attacks. So through blocking those, it strengthens the security of the server. Mod_security helps those who lack security codes in their websites.