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Many experts say that nothing is secure. I agreed, but if one is a programmer as well as a security expert, then we can make this game very difficult for the bad guys. Now, to make the game challenging, we have some kind of file, ".htaccess".
But, what is the ".htaccess" file.
A “.htaccess” file stands for Hyper-Text Access file. We can create projects on our local server, or on a server that we buy/rent a through a service. On a local server, we have to create it, but on public servers, the hosting company provides this file by default.
The .htaccess file is the centralized file of our server. By configuring this file, we can allow or deny any user.
We can protect our website from a DOS attack or SQL injection attack.
We can also protect our website from theft (i.e. direct copy). Copying a website is effortless, but we can make it very difficult.
It is also possible to stop or block any IP or any range of IP's. We can even block an entire country's IP by using this file.
For security purposes, this file is excellent at protecting a website from basic attacks. Please understand that I’m not trying to say that this is the most secure means of protection. What I mean is that making a game out of it increases the difficulty of access. This makes the bad guys have to work harder and evaluate whether it is worth the effort.
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