Which file location is the best place to store PHP files for maximum security?
My index.html file is located in public_html/my_domain_name. I also have a PHP file which has a link from index.html which allows users to send contact information. I currently have the PHP file located in the same directory as index.html.
I don't want the public to be able to read the PHP file.
Should I leave the PHP file where it is or is there a better location in the directory structure?
What file protection should I put on the PHP file? It is currently 644.
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Satisfaction mark by Jerry 4 years ago
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Hello and thanks for contacting us. I recommend using the least privileges needed for the app to run properly. Depending on your goals, you may want to consider adding password protection. Consider having a solution that easily scans your website(s) for malware such as the ClamAV scanner for VPS Hosting customers. You can always v to request a security scan. For an enterprise-level security solution, check out Sucuri