My site is working fine for regular visitors and web browsers, but my phpBBforum pages (it seems any URL with .php in it) is blocking access to bots with a 403. I have been troubleshooting for weeks and it seems it has to be Apache or some security setting on the server that is doing this. Any ideas? I saw a similar question from 8 years ago that went unanswered. Page in question for example is: https://usvi-on-line.com/travel-forum/viewforum.php?f=1
If you use the W3 validator https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fusvi-on-line.com%2Ftravel-forum%2Fviewforum.php%3Ff%3D1&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0 or https://websniffer.cc you can see the 403 -
Dying to solve this - Google won’t index my thousands of forum posts due to this issue -
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