7G Firewall - A nice little firewall you can easily implement on your RapidWeaver site

Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to share a nice little server-level firewall that you can easily implement on your RapidWeaver website to help protect against malicious requests, bad bots, automated attacks, spam, and many other types of threats and junk traffic. It’s called 7G Firewall and it’s developed by Perishable Press. It’s free to use and only 12KB so it doesn’t add a lot of overhead to your site. You can download it from their website here.

Once downloaded, below are the steps to get it implemented on your RapidWeaver site.

Note: The below instructions are for those hosting their website with a web host that is using the Apache Web Server with mod_rewrite enabled. Most shared hosting providers meet these requirements, however ask your web host if you are unsure. We recommend Chilidog Hosting.

Step 1

Download the 7G Firewall from the Perishable Press website here.

Step 2

Open the 7G-Firewall.txt file in your preferred text editor.

Step 3

Open your project file in RapidWeaver and head to the publishing settings. Select your publishing destination, then click on “Edit .htaccess File”.

Step 4

Copy all of the text from the 7G-Firewall.txt file that you have open in your text editor and paste it into your .htaccess file via RapidWeaver. If you have existing rules in your .htaccess file, it’s recommended to add the 7G Firewall rules to the top of your .htaccess file, before any existing mod_rewrite rules. Click “Save and Upload” when finished.

Step 5

Visit your website and make sure that it’s displaying properly and working ok. You can do this by clicking around on your website and going to multiple pages, making sure everything looks good and is functioning normally.

If everything looks good, that’s it! You’ve successfully implemented the 7G Firewall on your RapidWeaver built website and you can sit back and relax while 7G works its magic :magic_wand:, protecting your site against many types of bad requests and attacks.

Hope you find this guide useful. If you have any questions or comments feel free to drop them below. :slightly_smiling_face:

Happy Weaving!


Hi, does this transmit any data like the ip-address of a website visitor to any third party outside my server?

Hi @Fuellemann,

No, it’s just a set of .htaccess rules that work to block malicious traffic from reaching your site. All processing is done on the server side and no data is transmitted off your server, to third-parties or otherwise.

Great, thank you!

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this is great bit of kit to add to my websites thank you