I had no problems installing Wordfence on all my WordPress sites EXCEPT my 2 sites on SiteGround. This is what happened:
Basic installation of the Wordfence free plugin goes smoothly – except for a notification at the top of the screen that indicates the firewall still needs to be configured to benefit from extended versus basic firewall protection. But selecting the preselected configuration (Apache + SuPHP) did nothing – even after long waits and refreshing the page.
I contacted SiteGround support and was told I need to select Apache + CGI/FastCGI. Which I did — but that didn’t work either.
SO then I followed the instructions for Web Application Firewall Setup and the section specifically concerning SiteGround at https://docs.wordfence.com/en/Web_Application_Firewall_Setup#If_installation_completes_without_errors_but_the_firewall_still_shows_Basic_WordPress_Protection
In cPanel, I added the variable auto_prepend_file = mypath to my subdirectory where my WordPress installation is and saved to all subdirectories. Then I went back to the WordPress Dashboard and the Wordfence firewall configuration page and selected Apache + CGI/FastCGI — but after waiting half an hour, still nothing has changed. My firewall protection still says “Basic” versus “Extended.”
Could you please tell me what I’m doing wrong? Wordfence is such an excellent product, I really want it working without hitch on both of my SiteGround sites.
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