[resolved] wp-cron.php warning on some sites (4 posts)

  1. Robert Trevellyan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have BackUpWordPress 2.3 installed on 4 sites that are hosted on DreamHost. All 4 sites are using PHP 5.4.x FastCGI with Extra Web Security enabled, and WordPress 3.5.2. On 3 out of 4 sites, I'm seeing the warning "BackUpWordPress has detected a problem. wp-cron.php is returning a 403 Forbidden". On the 4th site, there is no warning, and a scheduled database-only backup completed successfully last night.


  2. lencw
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have just updated to BackUPWordPress 2.3 and I am seeing this message box at the top of the setting screen, in every website I have run the update. This message did not appear with the previous version. This is with WP3.5.2.

    BackUpWordPress has detected a problem. wp-cron.php is returning a 503 Service Unavailable response which could mean cron jobs aren't getting fired properly. BackUpWordPress relies on wp-cron to run scheduled back ups. See the FAQ for more details.

  3. Robert Trevellyan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is no longer an issue for me. The explanation is that I was blocking specific IPs that had been attacking my site, and it appears one of the attacking IPs was the address of the site itself (presumably spoofed).

  4. shadowood
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Thanks for that update. That seemed to be the same issue for me. I was using Better WP security and checked the logs for a banner user, sure enough the server IP address was in there.

    I myself might also look into a measure to prevent this in the future. In my case the security blocked based on too many 404 not founds, which I at least can go look into that issue separately. This was most helpful as it took me a few hours to find your fix.

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