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If .htaccess deletes -> all Subdomain redirects will be automaticly deleted

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by musti19, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. musti19

    musti19 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2013
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    If .htaccess deleted -> all Subdomain redirects will be automaticly deleted

    I have found today, that all Subdomain-redirects are only stored in .htaccess file in ftp-folder.
    So if the the .htacess File is deleted by mistake (e.g.: New Installation or updating of wordpress etc.)
    then is all subdomains redirects deleted..

    A "bad" example: You setup a subdomain to external website, where the url is long.
    So a unknown people find a way to manipulate the htacess file and redirects
    to phishing website. You dont attention to the URL and your entered datas
    are stolen!

    I think this a bad idea and second can be a security issue..
    #1 musti19, Jul 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    It's by design that the .htaccess file is used for redirects. This file is only accessible by users with access to the directory it's stored in. Feel free to open a feature request if you feel an alternate method for redirects should be used:

    Submit A Feature Request

    Thank you.
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