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[resolved] cPanel - wp-login & wp-admin not functioning (6 posts)

  1. amdaoh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am managing a wordpress site that if you try to access the "wp-admin" it displays "HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.". I then navigated to the wp-login.php and was unable to access. I read in a forum somewhere to create a copy of the login page. I did this and named it login.php. This was functioning for a month or so. a few days ago it stopped working. i created a new copy of the wp-login.php page and called booyah.php. Again the login started to function.

    I am hosting through ANHOSTING on cPanel.

    Is there a reason this would happen, or a way to correct this?

  2. Justin Greer
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your host may be seeing high levels of access to your logins and restricting access. This may be related to the mass attacks on WP sites recently. I would check with your host.

    As an alternative to see what is going on I would also check out your server access logs to see the activity to your login pages. The may give some more insight on why your host keeps blocking your attempts to create new login pages.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try:
    - switching to the default theme by renaming your current theme's folder inside wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

  4. amdaoh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @justingreerbbi, I looked at the logs and I think you are right about the brute force login attacks. I have found an article from WP about this, and I am looking to install one of the suggested security plug-ins! Thank you!!

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Brute_Force_Attacks

  5. Justin Greer
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would not jump to conclusions just yet but it is a possibility. I would confirm with your host before you do any big changes. Also it is always a good idea to use a security plugin and follow the hardening advice from WP found here http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

  6. amdaoh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Confirmed:

    "Access to the wp-login.php script was blocked on these servers globally due to many brute forces attacks against it. If you need immediate access to your wp-admin or wp-login.php pages, please contact support for further assistance and to request the work around be put in place. Technical Support is able to help you 24/7/365 by calling (866-643-7427), submitting a ticket at http://www.midphase.com/contact.php or clicking the Live Chat button on the right side of http://www.midphase.com/contact.php"

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