Consequence of Disabling Mod_Security when BPS Pro Is Installed?

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    Hello Admin,

    I have a plugin installed that certain parts of its functionality especially jquery functionality is being blocked by mod_Security. I have spoken with my hosting company and they have said the only way to stop the blockage is to disable mod_security.

    Since I have BPS Pro installed, can I proceed to disable mod_security? Will I still be totally protected. The plugin being blocked is crucial to my website and i cannot do without it. Please advise.



    AITpro Admin

    mod_security has SecFilter and SecRules that are individual security filters and rules so typically you can just modify those, BUT if your Host is applying mod_security overall to all sites on a particular Server and not compartmentalizing or virtualizing hosting accounts ie vhosts then they would most likely decide not to alter/edit the SecFilter/SecRules.

    In my personal and professional opinion I think that mod_security has some nice features, but since you can actually achieve much better control and security of your personal website/hosting account security rules and filters by using BPS Pro then mod_security is not really necessary in your case.

    For folks who do not have BPS Pro or any other security measures installed on their website, mod_security would of course provide general security for their websites.  What is important to remember is that Host’s have to configure Server level stuff like mod_security to work for all website types.  ie php based websites, html based websites, etc.  For that reason typically Host Server level configurations must be designed/configured generally to work for all site types overall.

    So to answer your question.  BPS Pro actually adds more security protection to your website then mod_security can offer due to the fact that Host’s must configure this in a general and not a specific way to ensure it works for all site types.  You have complete control of your personal Hosting Account/website security filters, rules, etc. by using BPS Pro


    Thank you most kindly.

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