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XF 1.4 security questions

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Betclever, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Betclever

    Betclever Active Member

    Hi all,

    I have a domain on Planethoster and some basic protections but my questions are the following:

    Crawlprotect needed?
    What can I secure to avoid issues?

    I have deleted the folder "install" and have a basic protection on my host which is integrated with the offer...

    Thanks for your support,
  2. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Never heard of Crawlprotect, but XenForo is pretty secure out of the box.

    The most common precaution is to protect the data and internal_data directories from being accessed externally. That can be done with .htaccess or nginx rules. I think the .htaccess file included with XenForo already does this.
  3. Betclever

    Betclever Active Member

    Thanks for your reply but can you tell me how to do that?

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You don't specifically need to do anything.

    I wouldn't recommend removing the \install directory - it is required for certain operations.
  5. Betclever

    Betclever Active Member

    Ah ok, not necessary to protect some files like admin.php or htaccess?

    If yes, I actually have a numerical value of 644 so I don't know if I need to change this or not?

    I already removed the folder "install"

  6. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

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