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I have apache and suphp running. How hard is it to install modsecurity? Also, where can I find some light weight/generic rule-sets to not bog apache down?

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The OWASP Core Ruleset is a good place to start. – Ladadadada Oct 26 '12 at 9:52
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Just try to compile mod_security and load the module into Apache.

There are also packages available to install on your OS.

and I think default rules will do fine.

mod_security installation guide:

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