1. daholzer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I woke up this morning and was recently locked out of one of my sites giving me a 500 internal error. I first tried removing the BWPS additions to the .htaccess file but that didn't work. I had to get my webhost to look up the problem and they reported this error:

    PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/domain/public_html/domain.com/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/inc/filecheck.php on line 492


    PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/domain/public_html/domain.com/wp-content/plugins/better-wp-security/inc/filecheck.php on line 488

    They had to chmod the plugin directory to disable it to get the site accessible again. Anything I can do to avoid this problem? If I just disable the "File Change Detection" option would this resolve this issue?

    Also is there a way to to return settings to default or at least turn off the file check by editing the plugin config somehow outside of wordpress? I cant get to the options because the plugin is disabled and if i re-enable it then I cant access the site at all.


  2. gh0stshell
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i had to remove the file check table from my DB when one of my sites had this issue

  3. Handoko
    Posted 3 years ago #

    500 internal errors can happened if the website is trying to use more memory than its available.

    Choices you may have:
    - Don't enable features in Better WP Security that you don't need. Some of them require lots of memory, so far what I know are File Change Detection and Backup.
    - Don't install too many plugins, use only what you really need.
    - Change to better webhost which give you more memory.

    If you're now can't access your website backend, you may need this information:

  4. wp-mistress
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am facing the same issue. First I just got the fatal error message on activating the plugin. Then I increased the memory available. After that I started getting this error.

    How can I install the plugin without file check option? Alternatively how do I remove the file check table?

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