BulletProof Security
[resolved] 403 Error After Upgrade - htaccess File Permission Issue (2 posts)

  1. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    On some Web Hosts .htaccess file permissions MUST be 644 and cannot be locked (CHMOD) with 404 permissions. When BPS automatically updates your root .htaccess file it will also be automatically locked (CHMOD) with 404 permissions.

    If this issue/problem is occurring for you each time you upgrade BPS then please post your DNS Name Server name. We will add/exclude your Name Server in the next version release of BPS so that BPS will no longer automatically lock your root .htaccess file if you have provided your Name Server name. Please ONLY post Web Host DNS Name Servers and NOT Private Name Servers. Thanks.

    You will find your DNS Name Server on the BPS System Info page.

    DNS Name Server: xxx.YourNameServer.com

    403 Errors can also be caused by the Broken cPanel HotLink Protection Tool see this thread for details >>> http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-bulletproof-security-broken-cpanel-hotlink-tool-404-errors-unable-to-edit-htaccess-files?replies=7


  2. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok this approach was a dumb approach.

    A better approach is to add a new DB Option setting in BPS so that folks can choose whether or not they want their root .htaccess file auto-locked or not auto-locked during BPS upgrades or for any other BPS Form functions. This new DB Option will be added in BPS .47.6. Thanks.

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