In this article we'll discuss disabling mod_security on your account via our Modsec Manager plugin for cPanel.
You might be getting a 406 Not Acceptable Error Messages from having mod_security enabled, so in some cases you might want to disable it to avoid this.
Below are the steps to follow to disable mod_security for one of your domains.
  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Under the Security section, click on Modsec Manager.
  3. mod_security will be on by default for all your sites, shown by a checkmark beside them.
  4. Remove the checkmark beside the domain you wish to turn mod_security off for, and click Update.
  5. You should now see that mod_security was disabled for the domain you selected.
  6. If you have mod_security disabled, you'll see a blank checkbox beside the domain.
  7. To enable mod_security on a disabled domain, place a checkmark beside the domain and click on Update.
  8. You should now see that mod_security was enabled for the selected domain.

You should now know how to turn mod_security on and off for any of your domains that might be encountering problems relating to it being enabled by default.

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disabled modsec but still get 406 error

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If you have disabled mod_security and are still getting a 406 error with it still turned off, you may want to contact technical support with details on how to replicate the issue to further investigate.

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