How to hide .user.ini in my OpenLiteSpeed server to use Wordfence in Wordpress?

Posted December 18, 2020 939 views
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Hello, i just got a fresh install of WordPress with the one click install from the marketplace and I installed Wordfence and it recommends me to hide user.ini because is public and anybody can have access to it.

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Method 1:
If you don’t need the user.ini/.user.ini file, can simply remove the file.

Method 2:
Use the rewrite rule to block any file with extension .ini and .log,

RewriteRule ^.*\.(log|ini)$ - [F,L]

Reload the webserver,

systemctl restart lsws


  • Hello, I don’t know if I will need that file later on. What is this file for?

    How can I use the rewrite rule? I’m a complete beginner in servers, if you could guide me trough the commands to achieve that it will be much appreciated.

    Thanks for your answer.

    • Hi,

      Okay, please try running the following commands one time and it should works,

      sed -i '1iRewriteRule ^.*\\.(log|ini)$ - [F,L]' /var/www/html/.htaccess


      systemctl restart lsws

      Let us know if it works.


It worked! Now I don’t have that notification anymore. Thanks.