Main Support

Does Watchful support managed hosts like WP Engine, Flywheel, and Pantheon?

Watchful is fully compatible with a range of managed hosting and digital experience providers such as:

  • WP Engine
  • Flywheel
  • Pantheon

WP Engine support

WP Engine has custom security implementation of WordPress that requires a specific set of rules added to your web servers.

We have contacted WP Engine about adding these rules globally to their platform. Until that occurs, please open a support ticket with WP Engine and request the following rules be added to the server config for the affected site(s):

# Custom update/api
set $is_uri 0;
if ( $uri ~* "^/wp-json/watchful/v1/" ) {
set $is_uri 1;
set $auth_ip 0;
if ( $remote_addr ~* "(||" ) {
set $auth_ip 1;
set $got_both_cookie_vars "$is_uri:$auth_ip";
if ( $got_both_cookie_vars = "1:1" ) {
set $is_trusted 1;