Defender Plugin Hardener Problems

The Prevent Information Disclosure and the Prevent PHP execution options are not working. When I click on "Add HTAccess File" nothing happens. NOTE: this website is still propagating. I'm working on it using a modified hosts file with lines
216.194.167.82 customclimateconcepts.com
216.194.167.82 http://www.customclimateconcepts.com