Can our PHP files used by external hackers?


#1

Hello,

I want to know if it’s possible to use PHP include for accessing scripts hosted on your servers. I am a bit worried about hackers, and i’ve seen this http://www.htaccess-guide.com/preventing-access-to-your-php-includes-files/ bit it’s not woring. Thabks for the reply.


#2

Anything which is in the htdocs directory of a website can be accessed directly. It’s up to the script developer to make sure that accessing those included files directly doesn’t expose any sensitive information.

A common way to do that is to define a constant in every file you want people to access directly, like so:

define('IN_SITE', true);

And in every included file, put the following at the start of the file:

if (!defined('IN_SITE") || !IN_SITE){
    die('Forbidden');
}

That way, included files are only executed when they are included and are terminated immediately if accessed directly.


closed #3