xmlrpc.php file not found in browser, when renamed, file accessible
For one webhosting account, the wordpress website xmlrpc.php file is not accessible using a browser, it gives 404 not found error, though the file is present in the webhosting account, when checked using FTP or file manager.
On the other hand, if the same xmlrpc.php file is renamed as test.php, I can access the url using a browser
*.info/xmlrpc.php gives 404 error message in browser
*.info/test.php gives XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only. (correct message)
Does anyone know what changes the webhosting company has made to block xmlrpc.php file for wordpress blogs, so that I can unblock the files or ask the webhosting company to do so, as I am losing advertising revenues.
xmlrpc is disabled or blocked either by a wordpress plugin, .htaccess or the host itself.
Why do you need xmlrpc for? How will it increase ad revenue?
More than one ad network is automatically posting remotely to the wordpress blog using xmlrpc.php , and if the webhosting company is disabling the xmlrpc.php, the ads will not be posted, and I will lose money
It's impossible to troubleshoot something without having access to it. But try contacting the support, they may help you
check your .htaccess file
to disable paste the next code in any plugin
Block WordPress xmlrpc.php requests
deny from all
allow from 126.96.36.199
Allow WordPress xmlrpc.php requests
allow from all
deny from 10.8.8.1
It's being blocked by the provider, most probably.
They probably got tired of all of the attacks.
xmlrpc is a magnet to bruteforce attacks, with 1 POST request the hacker can try over 4000 login attempts. I remember when I was with hostwinds and got emails of overusing the CPU when the websites had 0 visitors.