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    Unhappy htaccess somebody please help

    hello everyone,

    can someone please tell me about htaccess, i am in the process of designing my website at the moment, i would like to protect my site with htaccess but i do not know where to start, is it a script or a security code?. Anyway the most strange things happened to me whilst browsing on the internet, I was on a jobsearch site, I saw my line scroller with my web address and name going accross the screen, this line scroller in on one of my web page. I could not believe my eyes, I was on Microsoft Word which was the only programme that was open, also my site at the moment in not on a host, it's on my local network. Has anyone had this happen to them, also please tell me what security i need to secure my site with. your prompt reply would be much appreciated.

    many thanks

    coco

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    htaccess files are used on Apache servers to give the server various instructions.
    Check out Sitepoint's Apache sub-forum
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=199
    and the mod_alias and mod_rewrite modules' documentation for more info.
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_alias.html
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_rewrite.html
    To have username/password protected folders use mod_auth
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_auth.html
    Be fore-warned, there are many threads in the Sitepoint forums dealing with syntax problems. However, one of the easiest and simplest ways you can protect your site is to prevent the display of folder contents by including this line in the htaccess file
    Code:
    Options -Indexes
    As to your information scrolling by, most likely this is a javascript script in the web page that is loaded into your browser reading the info from the system. If not in a browser perhaps a macro. Hopefully not a problem. Protect your computer with anti-virus, anti-adware, and anti-spyware apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague
    htaccess files are used on Apache servers to give the server various instructions.
    Check out Sitepoint's Apache sub-forum
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=199
    and the mod_alias and mod_rewrite modules' documentation for more info.
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_alias.html
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_rewrite.html
    To have username/password protected folders use mod_auth
    http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_auth.html
    Be fore-warned, there are many threads in the Sitepoint forums dealing with syntax problems. However, one of the easiest and simplest ways you can protect your site is to prevent the display of folder contents by including this line in the htaccess file
    Code:
    Options -Indexes
    As to your information scrolling by, most likely this is a javascript script in the web page that is loaded into your browser reading the info from the system. If not in a browser perhaps a macro. Hopefully not a problem. Protect your computer with anti-virus, anti-adware, and anti-spyware apps.
    hi Mittineague

    thanks for you reply, i have all virus scan and firewall protecting my computer.

    i'll look into these forums suggest.

    kind regards

    coco


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