First, we need to know what is cxs scan.
ConfigServer eXploit Scanner (cxs) is a server malware, exploit and antivirus scanner that performs active scanning of files as they are uploaded to the server. Initial installation with recommended configuration options is included with the license.
- For dedicated or virtual servers – protects all domains, IP addresses, and users on the server
- Active (real-time), manual, and scheduled scanning can be performed
- Scans for suspected exploits, viruses, suspicious resources
- Quarantine or delete suspicious files
To prevent cxs from scanning cache files we need to edit the cxs.ignore file located at /etc/cxs and follow the steps as given below
Open the /etc/cxs/cxs.ignore file with your favorite editor tool
For pdir you could use the following to match a directory /wp-content/cache/ located anywhere in any user’s account:
Where pdir is to regex of directories to ignore
For hdir, you must use a path relative to the users’ home directory. So if the directory you want to ignore is /home/username/public_html/wp-content/cache/, then you should use this line:
where hdir is to ignore the directory relative to a user’s homedir
If you just want to ignore a specific user’s wp-cache, you should use the following instead of hdir:
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