Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.65.73

Forum Moderators: coopster & jatar k

Message Too Old, No Replies

PHP and .htaccess

Editing .htaccess with a PHP script

     
8:30 pm on Sep 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 2, 2002
posts:212
votes: 0


I'd like to write a small php application which if called edits the .htaccess file. From what I understand I would have to set the permissions of .htaccess to 666 (from 644 as they are now). Having a .htaccess file with permissions set to 666 compromises the security, doesn't it ?

Is there a way with PHP to change the permissions of .htaccess temporarily to 666, make the changes and then set back .htaccess to 644 ?

8:44 pm on Sept 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member nick_w is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 4, 2002
posts:5044
votes: 0


[php.net ]

Though I'm not sure if you can change it if the permissions deny access to start with?

Nick

9:13 pm on Sept 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 27, 2001
posts:1472
votes: 0


You shouldn't need to change the permissions of .htaccess to edit it. The script you use to edit the .htaccess file will have the authority to make the changes. You should be more concerned about securing the editing script.
9:54 pm on Sept 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 2, 2002
posts:212
votes: 0


It should, but I tried another script (which edited a textfile) and even a 664 wasn't sufficient. I had to set the permissions to 666 so that the PHP script could make changes.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members