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I need to use a file name other than index.php

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    rakesh nair

    The domain that i m using for the classified site has been earlier used by an adnetwork, so there are still java script tags left on many of the websites which are trying to pull data from index.php file causing he server to crash.

    I need a solution where i can use any other file name other than index.php i think this could solve the problem

    #528 Reply


    Renaming index.php to any other filename like index2.php will not reduce load on your site because if visitor goes to it will load site’s homepage, it will not give 404 error page. So is same as will load homepage of your site.

    To restrict direct access to index.php use following snippet at the top of your sys/config.php file on line 2 just after opening php tag.

    // restrict direct access to index.php
    list($req_script, ) = explode('?', $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']);
    list(, $req_script_last) = explode('/', trim($req_script, '/'));
    if($req_script_last == 'index.php')
    	header('HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found');
    	exit('index.php direct request formidden');

    We suggest using this snippet on config file because on script update sys/config.php file will stay unchanged. Where index.php will be replaced with new version.

    #533 Reply

    rakesh nair

    seems like this solution is not working, the server crashed again. Can we do anything with .htaccess file, i mean something like stopping the hotlinking of javascript

    #534 Reply

    rakesh nair

    exit('index.php direct request formidden');

    the above code that you gave, is there a typo in it, should it be forbidden instead of formidden ?

    could it be that the code is not working because of that?

    #535 Reply

    rakesh nair

    have been waiting for a reply for a while, will you be able to help me in this, is there any way you can help me then do let me know at the earliest.

    should i give you my hosting details, so that you can get a better picture

    #536 Reply


    no that typo will not effect the code. it should work. what happens when you visit your site with ?

    it should display that “index.php direct request formidden” message on empty page. if it is not displaying it then you have not inserted snipped correctly. if that is the case send your server details via contact form so we can take a closer look at it.


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