Get 90% OFF the first month of your service

USE COUPON CODE: Q32018

T&Cs Apply

Secure your Joomla installation with PHP

This tutorial will show you how to secure your Joomla installation with PHP

1) Click File Manager

frame03_1113

2) With Web Root selected, click Go

frame04_193

3) Browse to your Joomla directory

frame05_1105

4) Scroll down to find htaccess.txt

frame07_198

You can use the provided htaccess file or create your own. For this tutorial, we’ll use the file that has already been created for us

5) Right click the file and choose Edit

frame08_191

This is the default htaccess file that Joomla creates for you. Let’s add a few PHP settings now

frame09_182

6) The first we’ll add is php_flag display_errors and set the value to off. This will prevent PHP from displaying any errors that may occur while a user visits your Joomla site

frame11_178

7) The second we’ll add is php_flag allow_url_include and set it to off. This will help prevent hackers from forcing Joomla to run potentially harmful code, also known as cross site scripting

frame12_168

8) Click Save Changes

At this point, you can either continue editing the file or return to the file manager

frame13_154

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to add settings to your htaccess file