How do I protect the php.ini file from being viewed online?

The php.ini file is an important file in any website. It gives the configuration of the website and the variables that are used to make the site work (thus, a possible security exploit). So we suggest that you make the following in your .htaccess file (within the /public_html/ folders that disables web access to this file):

    <Files php.ini
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all

With the above update in place, your php.ini is now protected and can't be downloaded or viewed.

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