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change path for admin.php

erich37

Well-known member
#1
Just wondering if it is recommended to change the Admin-Path from www.domain.com/admin.php to some other path. So using something other than "admin" ?

I have my admin.php protected with HT-Access already, just wondering if it makes sense to also change the path ?


If yes, what is the easiest way to do it ?


Many thanks!


:)
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
You can do it with code edits (not just simply changing the file name unfortunately) but ultimately I don't think it's worth the trouble.

Protect it with htaccess as you're doing now.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#3
would be great if there would be just a simple "field" in ACP which says:


"Change your default Admin-path from "admin.php" to your custom path:"
you enter your custom path, e.g. "domain.com/MickeyMouse666.php" into that field.... and that's it.


Security is quite important......
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/hackers-target-wordpress.48469/

I see many XF-Forums here which are not even using HT-Access in order to protect their Admin-interface.... which looks quite scary to me :eek: :rolleyes: o_O

:cool: