A few days ago a interesting problem cropped up with a WordPress website that I maintain for a 3rd party, the error occurred every time I tried up upload a file to the site using the fantastic WP-DownloadManager plugin and was saying…
You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/admin.php on this server.
After trying a few possible solutions .htaccess (all of which did nothing) I eventually emailed the fantastic guys at UKWSD (website hosting company I use) who found that the problem was being caused by something called Mod_Security.
They turned off this feature and lone behold all is working fine again
After looking at all the grief that this error has caused others on the web I would strongly suggest that you spend no more than a few minutes mucking around with your .htaccess file before calling your web host and getting them to fix it for you 😉
I’m no fan of Linux – in fact I go out of my way to use Microsoft IIS at work to host internal websites, additionally I’m no fan of Dell – again I prefer HP in every single possible way.
But even with this for some strange reason over the past 4 years or so I always have done and shall continue to use UK Web Solutions Direct (who run Linux on Dell servers) for my website hosting.
So why this big difference from my normal Linux/Dell attitudes? Continue reading