Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security » Wordfence can not scan or go to wordfence website

  • Resolved wagging

    (@wagging)


    Can not scan blog and when tryingto connect to wordfence.com says your website is: Google Chrome could not load the webpage because http://www.wordfence.com took too long to respond. The website may be down, or you may be experiencing issues with your Internet connection.

    It also says in the plugin: Scan terminated with error: The Wordfence scanning server may be down for maintenance. Got HTTP status code [0] and curl error: couldn’t connect to host
    Is their a problem?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordfence/

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  • its donwn for 2 days now…

    wow that does not make you feel secure

    Plugin Author Wordfence

    (@mmaunder)

    Hi guys,

    We experienced 6 hours of down-time a couple of days ago. Full details were posted here:

    http://www.wordfence.com/forums/topic/down-time-today-details/

    In summary, we experienced a critical power failure at our primary data center in Seattle. However this did not have any impact on the uptime of your sites and little impact on the protection Wordfence provides. Please see the post for more details.

    Regards,

    Mark.

    Hi im unable to get the free plugin api, i have tested the http://example.com/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/wfscan.php link and everything
    works fine. however my error logs say

    [Sep 01 08:12:43] Contacting Wordfence to initiate scan
    [Sep 01 08:12:43] curl_exec() has been disabled for security reasons (2) File: /var/www/vhosts/example.co.za/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/lib/wfAPI.php Line: 58
    [Sep 01 08:12:43] Scan terminated with error: We received an error response when trying to contact the Wordfence scanning servers. The HTTP status code was [0]
    [Sep 01 10:33:20] Contacting Wordfence to initiate scan
    [Sep 01 10:33:20] curl_exec() has been disabled for security reasons (2) File: /var/www/vhosts/example.co.za/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/lib/wfAPI.php Line: 58
    [Sep 01 10:33:20] Scan terminated with error: We received an error response when trying to contact the Wordfence scanning servers. The HTTP status code was [0]

    how could i fix this?

    any help is greatly appreciated. i would also like to know how this differs from the bulletproof plugin? i have tried the bulletproof plugin however i was not impressed with it. On the other hand i see loads of potential in the wordfense.. only problem is dont know if wordfence protects sql injections ect?

    Plugin Author Wordfence

    (@mmaunder)

    Hi Wayne,

    I replied on our forums on http://www.wordfence.com but I’ll reply here too:

    Your host has disabled the curl_exec() PHP function and if you enable that WF should work fine.

    Wordfence does provide much of the protection of bulletproof but I haven’t done a side-by-side comparison.

    Regards,

    Mark.

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