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Moving wp-config.php within public_html useful? (2 posts)

  1. definitio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am a novice in designing developing and an absolute newbie in WP. I've been reading about security strengthening measures, one of which is moving the wp-config.php file one directory above WP install directory (outside of all the WP directories that is)

    But what if that directory is still within public_html, is it as useful then?
    What I've read about moving that file is not always clear/differentiating the cases in which this "above" directory is also outside public_html or within it.

    Has any list ever been put together on "misbehaving" plugins when wp-config.php is moved?

    Cheers

  2. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But what if that directory is still within public_html, is it as useful then?

    "Up" means in the other direction, I have just moved mine from public_html to the folder that holds public_html and all seems to be well. However, I have a second site located inside public_html, it has its own wp-config and I have yet to learn what to do about that.

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