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Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public (3 posts)

  1. Eileen Poulin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just log in my account and I am seeing the message listed below. I do not know what it means or how to fix this. Cand someone please advise? Thank you

    Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public
    To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to /var/www/vhosts/hembar.com/httpdocs/blog/wp-content/backup-db

  2. michael.mariart
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That message is pretty self-explanatory - but only when you understand a bit of "programming" lingo.

    What it is saying is that if osmeone knows the path to get to yoru backup files, then they will be able to download then from your website. Obviously you don't want this to happen, so it's advising yo to make a change to block this.

    How to block it is also included in the message. Look in the folder


    Find the file '.htaccess' and move or copy it into this directory:


    What that will do is block any public requests for any backup files that you have generated.

  3. Lester Chan
    Posted 2 years ago #

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