Overview

This can be a very effective way to protect your Joomla! administrator directory. Any other directory in public_html can be protected in the same way. This method only works if you have a static IP address assigned to you. Anyone attempting to browse such directories using a different IP Address will get a 403 Forbidden error.

Directions

  • In the directory you wish to protect, open (or create) a file called, .htaccess. (Note the dot at the beginning of the file name.)
  • Add the following code to this file, replacing 100.100.100.100 in this example with the static IP address you plan to allow:
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from 100.100.100.100
  • Optional: You can enter partial IP Addresses, such as, 100.100.100. This allows access to a range of addresses.
  • Optional: You can add multiple addresses by separating them with comma's.
100.100.100.101, 100.100.100.102

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