How to secure your Joomla installation’s PHP settings using cPanel

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel

1) Select the Username field and enter your username
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2) Select the Password field and enter your password

3) Next click the Log in button
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4) Select the File Manager option under the Files section
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5) With the Web Root radio button selected, click on the Go button
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6) Select the ‘joomla’ folder and double click to open it
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7) Right click the ‘htaccess.txt’ file then select the Edit option(The ‘.htaccess’ file can be used by Joomla for a number of directives)
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8) Click the Edit button
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9) Select a place near the top of the file to enter the following code. Enter the code exactly as illustrated here
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This will code will prevent any errors from being displayed to site visitors
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This can help prevent hackers from running potentially harmful code

10) Now click the Save Changes button
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11) Click the Close button to close the editor
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12) Click the Yes button
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13) Now lets rename the file so Joomla can use it. Right click the ‘htaccess.txt’ file and select the Rename option
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14) Now let’s rename the ‘htaccess.txt’ file to ‘.htaccess’

15) Click the Rename File button
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You now know how to secure your Joomla PHP settings using cPanel