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Dec 20, 2012
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I use a rewrite rule to forward requests to a directory in the public_html folder to my index.php file.

So this:


will be forwarded to my index.php file (and from there into my framework). A "not found page" will appear.

Now I wonder, is it somehow possible that an apache module crashes? (and my directories will be visible)
Or can something like that only happen if Apache itself crashes?

I ask this question because I wonder if I should take precautions in case the rewrite module fails. I'd really rather not do this, but that is why I wonder if a module can crash spontaneously???

Any thoughts on this subject?