403 Forbidden Error – HSphere

It’s OFF TOPIC, but it’s important! I assume many other WP users on HSphere Unix hosts have had similar problems and many of us seemed to be struggling with the issue and thanks to my host QuadraNet here’s their resolution. It mainly happened when when copying and pasting content.

Sometimes when you try to access a script or post to it, you’ll get Error 403 : Forbidden – you are not allowed to access such and such. This problem only occurs on Unix.

This error is caused by our mod_security module for Apache. This module filters the data that gets sent to the server and blocks off any potential attack on the server. Sometimes the filter rules are too strict that it hinders the operation of legitimate scripts.

You can disable mod_security just on a particular directory by inserting the following lines into a .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterEngine off

<IfModule mod_security2.c>
SecFilterEngine off
< /IfModule>

Again, nice work from the best host’s in Au
QUADRANET – http://www.quadrahosting.com.au/

Festive greetings and a BIG THANKS!!