htaccess site security


How htaccess deny directory listing helps in securing websites

Hypertext Access or .htaccess file is an extremely powerful tool to modify the Apache configuration file.

By default, someone visiting your website can easily see directory listing & get to know the details of files on the web server. And, even attackers get to know the directory structure.

In order to prevent this, it’s a best practice to deny directory listing via .htaccess. This helps in avoiding attacks.

At Bobcares, we often get requests from our customers to set up “htaccess deny directory listing” as part of our Server Management Services.

Today, we’ll see how our Support Engineers configure “htaccess deny directory listing” & fix the common errors.

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