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  • Resolved Mandrake7062


    I’m having a lot of problems here and I’m not sure where to start.
    I have FTP access.

    Activated BulletProof Security .htaccess File
    The htaccess file that is activated in your root folder is:

    Either a BPS htaccess file was NOT found in your root folder or you have not activated BulletProof Mode for your Root folder yet, Default Mode is activated, Maintenance Mode is activated or the version of the BPS Pro htaccess file that you are using is not the most current version or the BPS QUERY STRING EXPLOITS code does not exist in your root htaccess file. Please view the Read Me Help button above.

    wp-config.php is NOT htaccess protected by BPS

    Deny All protection NOT activated for BPS Master /htaccess folder
    Deny All protection NOT activated for /wp-content/bps-backup folder

    I’m not sure what to do at this point. I’ve upgraded to the latest BPS and this may have compounded the problem, I don’t know.

    The original install took place with my website ftp login as: x
    And my WordPress logins at: y
    Not realizing this might be a bad thing I tried to create all the files I needed with text editors, and ftp and rename them into place
    I now login with both WP and FTP site the same now.

    Any body care to help me sort this out. 404 on any test page. Not that I want to build a site until this is straightened out.

    A valid BPS htaccess file was NOT found in your wp-admin folder. Either you have not activated BulletProof Mode for your wp-admin folder yet or the version of the wp-admin htaccess file that you are using is not the most current version. BulletProof Mode for the wp-admin folder MUST also be activated when you have BulletProof Mode activated for the Root folder. Please view the Read Me Help button above.

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  • Also, I see under, General BulletProof Security File Checks
    That the path now includes, /home/httpd/host25/
    And I don’t think it was there before.

    √ /home/httpd/host25/.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-admin/.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/default.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/secure.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/wpadmin-secure.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/maintenance.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/bp-maintenance.php File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/plugins/bulletproof-security/admin/htaccess/bps-maintenance-values.php File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/root.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/wpadmin.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/backup_default.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/backup_secure.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/backup_wpadmin-secure.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/backup_maintenance.htaccess File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/backup_bp-maintenance.php File Found
    √ /home/httpd/host25/wp-content/bps-backup/master-backups/backup_bps-maintenance-values.php File Found

    Additional Website Security Measures

    √ WordPress DB Show Errors Function Is Set To: false
    √ WordPress Database Errors Are Turned Off
    √ WordPress Meta Generator Tag Removed
    √ WordPress Version Is Not Displayed / Not Shown
    √ The Default Admin username “admin” is not being used
    The WP readme.html file is not .htaccess protected
    The WP /wp-admin/install.php file is not .htaccess protected

    To much info?
    DSO File and Folder Permissions / Recommendations

    .htaccess ../.htaccess 644 0644
    wp-config.php ../wp-config.php 644 0644
    index.php ../index.php 644 0644
    wp-blog-header.php ../wp-blog-header.php 644 0644
    root folder ../ 755 0755
    wp-admin/ ../wp-admin 755 0755
    wp-includes/ ../wp-includes 755 0755
    wp-content/ ../wp-content 755 0777
    wp-content/bps-backup/ ../wp-content/bps-backup 755 0755

    Is this a file I need to create?

    Security Log Status: Error Logging is Turned On
    The Security Log File Was Not Found! Check that the file really exists here – /

    I notice under:
    SQL Database / Permalink Structure / WP Installation Folder

    That the database user:
    Is not the same as my WP login.
    Is that a problem?

    Plugin Author AITpro


    Since you have a DSO Server configuration then you will need to make some one-time manual changes to allow BPS rights/permissions to create .htaccess files on your website/Server. The DSO setup steps in the link below are for BPS Pro, but will also work for BPS. Do steps: 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7. DO NOT do steps: 2, 6 and 8.

    DSO Server Setup Steps

    Plugin Author AITpro


    After you have done these one-time manual setup steps then you will be able to use the automation in BPS. Example: you will be able to add Custom Code, you will be able to use AutoMagic, you will be able to activate BulletProof Modes from within the BPS plugin.

    Plugin Author AITpro


    Also before doing setup step number 1, just do 3, 4, 5 and 7 and see if file writing works. It is very possible that your Host has already made configuration changes at the Server to allow FTP writing by your FTP User.

    Thanks for your help AITpro

    I did not see your last instruction in time and followed you first.
    I now have another slight problem. 😉

    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Cache error?

    By the way, the last step, already had master-backups in place, I did change the file permissions as indicated. 777

    Plugin Author AITpro


    Yep, it looks like your Host has already pre-configured a lot of things to work with WordPress and WordPress plugins so probably a lot of the steps were unnecessary for your particular Host/Server/website.

    Ok the first thing to try is this.
    Download the root .htaccess file and comment out these 2 sections of code by putting a pound sign # in front of the directives as shown below. Your Host may not allow the “Options” directive and/or the “DirectoryIndex” directive to be used on your website. Then upload it back to your website root folder.

    # If you are getting 500 Errors when activating BPS then comment out Options -Indexes
    # by adding a # sign in front of it. If there is a typo anywhere in this file you will also see 500 errors.
    #Options -Indexes
    # Use index.php as default directory index file
    # index.html will be ignored will not load.
    #DirectoryIndex index.php index.html /index.php

    .htaccess file 12,344 is at 666 file perm..

    Plugin Author AITpro


    I updated my post above. Also what type of Server do you have? Is it Apache and Nginx combined or just Apache? What about BSD/Ubuntu/Debian/LiteSpeed/linux, etc?

    Done, edited those two lines with #
    Problem persists.

    Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server

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