"Not Acceptable" Mod Security Issues - Scary But Easily Resolved

All of a sudden and out of the blue, when I accessed the wp-admin page of one my WordPress sites, I was shown this page:

not acceptable mod security

No matter how I tried to refresh the page, I just couldn't access my wp-admin page, and a simple google search showed that all I needed to do was:

  •   Login into my hosting cpanel account >> look for security >> disable mode security

I tried to do that, but failed to find mode security on my cpanel. I dived into google again, and found out that although disabling mode security will allow me to easily access my wp-admin again, that is not a good move as mode security's function...is to provide security - disabling it entirely isn't the best option.

That's like taking and using a shotgun to kill an ant.

So google searching again says to ask the webhosting team, and I simply asked my web host support (Bluehost) to help, and after validating me - it took less than 3 minutes to resolve.

Done.

Hmm...I've never had such issues with my Solo Build It sites, and this is a small nudge in my recent thinking of porting NigelChua.com over to be hosted and managed entirely by SBI. It does make my life muuuuuuuuuch easier with close to zero technicalities (unless I am ready and/or want to).

Where to next?

Head to Home Page

Start with these:

  1. Start Here,
  2. FIRE Manifesto and
  3. The Passive Income Lifestyle Framework.

They are my "cornerstone" articles that ties in the entire framework, philosophy and working model of The Passive Income Lifestyle

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Others

  1. Contact me by email at (even just to say hi) at nigel@nigelchua.com
  2. See the latest articles and updates at the blog
  3. Check out my resource page to see the tools I use
  4. See my top two resources for online business below: Wealthy Affiliate (left) and Solo Build It (right) - both have very specific strengths and functions

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One of my favorite points of WA is that they have a try-before-you-buy forever-free membership which you can sign up here for free. No credit card needed.

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Read why I chose Solo Build It...

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