4.1. WP fail2ban

The Free version of WPf2b is configured by defining constants in wp-config.php. If you’re using the Premium version, or you know your way around wp-config.php already, skip ahead to Logging.

The first step is to check you can edit your wp-config.php file. If you’re not sure how to do that you’ll need to contact your hosting provider - for now you can skip ahead to configuring fail2ban.

The second step is to take a backup of wp-config.php. We’re not going to touch any other part of WordPress, so if anything goes wrong and your site stops working, restoring this backup should get you running again.