Question About ".htaccess Optimization" feature in cPanel 66

jdstallings

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cPanelMichael... I did not select this as WordPress and other applications put .htaccess files in several directories to lock down people from downloading or seeing directories which are used for configuration, uploads, media, etc.

So setting this would have caused all the security in place to go away, or am I missing something?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

The recommended option (and the one used by default on new installations) is:

Search "Home Directory" and below

The .htaccess files in your account's subdirectories would still work with this option, as they searched recursively in the /home/$username/ directory and its subdirectories. EX:

/home/$username/public_html/.htaccess > works
/home/$username/public_html/123/.htaccess > works
/home/$username/public_html/123/456/.htaccess > works

Thank you.