In this article I’ll share some of the security tweaks I tend to add to the .htaccess to improve security of the WordPress-installation.
Hide the wp-config.php file
Since the wp-config.php file contains our database credentials, we do not want this file to be accessible, PERIOD. So by adding this snippet to our .htaccess file we can prevent access to it:
#hide wp-config file <files wp-config.php> order allow,deny deny from all </files>
This rule will prevent that the wp-config.php is accessible.
Hide the .htaccess file itself
Preventing abuse by adding rules to our .htaccess is only useful if the .htaccess can’t be compromised itself.Read more →