What is ModSecurity?
If you are using a cPanel Based Web Hosting, then you will see there is something called Mod Security under the security section in your cPanel. Keeping it on will definitely provide you an extra layer of security. However sometimes it can make you suffer as well.
When should you turn it off ?
If you are noticing that you’re unable to access your site from your device but your friends can easily access it then there can be one factor that can cause this issue. In that case you may try to login to your cPanel and consider disabling Mod Security.
How does that happen ?
This happen because Mod Security blacklist your IP address if it finds that your device is doing something unusual. Do not afraid regarding low security if you’re turning it off because your cPanel already comes with tons of securities and it also include some plugin that is providing you some extra security.
Will it affect my Website Security ?
Do not turn off if you’re not facing any issue with accessing your site, but if you do, only from your device or your particular IP address then turning Mod Security off won’t hurt you in any way.
By default, Mod Security remain on in any newly created cPanel and it is a software basically designed for the server that uses Apache and comes with cPanel. You don’t have to manually run the Mod Security for any protection purpose as it is by default run on every new account that is created in your server.
What is the Main Purpose of ModSecurity for cPanel ?
The main purpose of Mod Security is that it helps you protect from the brute force attack. Also, not forget, when you turn off the Mod Security after suffering from accessing the site, you can remove your IP address and again turn it back on. Sometime your IP may get block if you’re using VPN but that’s not the regular case, however the chances are 50-50.
Last modified: April 11, 2022