Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Cannot activate firewall with new host

  • My client has just changed hosting to Fasthosts (UK) and I am unable to set up the firewall – I get the message “The changes have not yet taken effect.”

    There is no php.ini or user.ini in wp-admin and no PHP Variables Manager for me to go to on this host’s CPanel and I have just about reached the limits of my knowledge.

    Shared hosting is Linux, PHP 5.6. Their reply to my enquiry was “ this requires php.ini settings that will let your auto_prepend_file enabled. Unfortunately, this setting is not supported on the current server you have. This is only available on dedicated and cloud servers”

    Any help greatly appreciated

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  • Thread Starter suecarroll


    Just to confirm I created a php.ini file with the auto_prepend_file code on the site and uploaded it to wp-admin but it has had no effect

    Thread Starter suecarroll


    I appreciate this plugin but I’m disappointed that nobody has managed to answer this question. Anybody?

    If this is something that you can’t advise me on could you let me know and I will look for another plugin for this host?

    Hi @suecarroll,

    Sorry about the delayed response.

    Unless your hosting provider enables the auto_prepend_file feature on your current server, you won’t be able to optimize the Firewall, however it will still provide a Basic WordPress Protection.

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