How to protect PHP file execution in a specific directory? [STEP BY STEP]☑️
In this article, we will show you how to disable PHP file execution in a specific directory using the .htaccess file. Having some directories writeable by default makes your site vulnerable to hacker attacks. Hackers can use the function to upload backdoor access files or malware to your website.
It is of vital importance that you understand what you are doing before you go on to disable any PHP execution. Doing that will make sure that any PHP file will not run in those particular directories. However, if you need to disable PHP execution for a particular directory, you will need to create the .htaccess file. But before getting started watch this short video tutorial on “How to protect PHP file execution in a specific directory” emebedded below.
Video Tutorial– “How to protect PHP file execution in a specific directory”
Follow the steps to protect PHP file execution in a specific directory:
Step::1 Login to your cPanel and click on File Manager section
Step::2 Here go inside public_html and open the directory where you want to disable PHP execution
Step::3 Once you are inside that directory, click on the + File icon at the to left corner of the screen.
Step::4 Create a .htaccess file (You can ignore this step if .htaccess file is already present in the directory)
Step::5 Now right click over the htaccess file and choose the Edit option
Step::6 Next you are going to see a pop-up. Click Edit and a new tab will open
Step::7 Add the code given below
<Files *.php> Order deny,Allow Deny from all</Files>
Step::8 Click on Save Changes tab.
In this way you could protect php execution in a specific directory.
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