When avisitor tries to obtain access to .htaccess file, server automatically generates a 403 forbidden error.
However, we can apply an extra layer of security to .htaccess

Add the following

# Protect the htaccess file

<Files .htaccess>

Order Allow,Deny

Deny from all


Note: htaccess file permissions is 644 (chmod)


One response to “Protect .htaccess file”

  1. Nice post. See my blog for added info on creating a .htaccess file

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