tncandle — 2013-11-05T19:17:56-05:00 — #1
New to building websites. Do you need to have some type of .htaccess file to secure it on a simple html site?
ralphm — 2013-11-05T19:29:41-05:00 — #2
Not sure what you are asking here, but you don't need anything in an htaccess file, per se. They are handy for various things, though.
tncandle — 2013-11-05T19:41:37-05:00 — #3
I just uploaded a site and was wondering if I had to secure it's files somehow.
ralphm — 2013-11-05T19:59:42-05:00 — #4
No, not really. What do you mean by "secure"? Is there something in particular you want to do?
tncandle — 2013-11-05T20:14:01-05:00 — #5
No I just don't want anyone to be able to change anything.
ralphm — 2013-11-05T20:32:12-05:00 — #6
No, normally no one can change your site unless you give them some kind of access.
molona — 2013-11-06T09:06:13-05:00 — #7
They can't unless they can get access (legally or not) to your server
technobear — 2013-11-06T09:13:39-05:00 — #8
I'd advise changing your file and directory permissions to read-only, for added security.
(I had a couple of sites hacked a few years back, and files were uploaded which I knew nothing about. With directory permissions set to read-only, even I can't upload to those folders, unless I remember to change them first. Which, of course, I always do. :shifty:)