.htaccess file

.htaccess file sits at the root directory of a webhosting folder.  You can modify this file to implement some security measures.  In my case, I needed to use FileZila to be able to see it, download it, and upload the modified version of it.  How to configure FileZilla was a major pain (see my article on Filezilla --> https://www.estat.us/file-zilla/ ).

This below prevents Chrome browser to indicate that your website is not secure.  This turns the web URL to begin with https (with S at the end) instead of just http and I believe S means extra security.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

You also want to prevent visitors to see the contents of a subfolder.

# Disable directory browsing
Options All -Indexes







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