Support » Plugin: BulletProof Security » Dealing with two sites on one server

  • Resolved leejosepho


    I now have a second WordPress installation and site located in my public_html folder. I first had to revert to default .htaccess files in order to do that installation, and now I have yet to put BPS back to work because I do not know what the overall effect might be. I assume I will need to add BPS to the second site also, but I will let you tell me what I need to do and/or should or should not do here.

    Many thanks.

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  • Plugin Author AITpro


    Yes, BPS needs to be installed on all of your sites in order to create the exact specific .htaccess files that are required for each site. These are single/standard WordPress installations and not Network/MU subsites correct?

    Yes, correct, and my concern was in not knowing whether BPS might somehow block or restrict me at the server (BlueHost) while I was/am completing the installation/importation of site_2 into my public_html folder that well-precedes where site_1 is located.

    Plugin Author AITpro


    Nope BPS should not block an automated WP installer unless of course you were trying to do the new site installation in a folder that already had an .htaccess file in it. If you are doing a manual installation, clone or migration BPS would not block these installation methods.

    …unless of course you were trying to do the new site installation in a folder that already had an .htaccess file in it.

    If I am understanding here, that seems to have been my case. While using SimpleScripts at my BlueHost Dashboard, I had to disable BPS in order to do the installation of site_2 in my public_html folder…and here is the .htaccess still present within that folder even while BPS yet remains disabled:

    # If you edit the line of code above you will see error messages on the BPS Security Status page
    # This is a standard generic htaccess file that does NOT provide any website security
    # The DEFAULT .HTACCESS file should be used for testing and troubleshooting purposes only
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    I might never understand how all of this works, but now I surely do know my public_mtml folder is well-covered while BPS is at work!

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