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  • Resolved Andrew Ensley


    Hello, Thank you for creating this plugin. It is very useful to me on many sites.

    I am having an issue on one server where I have a different setup from a normal mod_php LAMP stack. On this server I have Apache2 with mod_fastcgi connecting to PHP5-FPM.

    When I tried to enable falcon engine, I was directed to this page to configure Nginx + php5-fpm manually.

    Are there equivalent instructions for Apache2 + FastCGI + PHP5-FPM? I don’t know enough about Nginx to translate the settings myself.

    I’m not sure what to do, and I would like to use Falcon Engine if possible. Thank you.

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  • Plugin Author Wordfence


    Hi Andrew,

    We try to detect if you’re using Nginx and if we detect that then we show you a suggested config for Nginx.

    It sounds like on your configuration that you can use a regular .htaccess and Apache will interpret that. Specifically your apache needs to pay attention to the mod_rewrite rules that we add to .htaccess.

    So if we could give you a way to force Falcon to generate an Apache .htaccess for you, do you think that would work



    Yes, I think that would work. The WordPress settings in .htaccess work as expected. Thank you for the quick response!

    Plugin Author Wordfence


    OK, so we might be able to improve our detection, but for now I’m going to add a switch at the bottom of the Wordfence options in the advanced area that lets you force Falcon to assume you’re using Apache and update .htaccess.



    Great. Thank you!


    I am having a similar issue where Wordfence is detecting Nginx for my WordPress installation. However I cannot find the option you mention to force Apache configuration.

    Has this been added yet?


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