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Store Access databases outside root

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by Sarah, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    I access my account with my host via Plesk 6.5.2 for Windows. I have several MS Access databases that I would like to store OUTSIDE the web root directory (httpdocs).

    I know that some people successfully secure their databases by putting them in the cgi-bin directory, which appears to be at the same level, and therefore outside, the httpdocs directory. However, I have tried this with my host and discovered that there is a symbolic link between these 2 directories. Storing the database in the cgi-bin directory allows it to be accessed via a browser and downloaded just as easily as if it were in httpdocs.

    I also know that one can password databases, but that is not acceptable in this case. I want the database completely outside the web root.

    My host does not seem to know how to achieve what I need. I am otherwise very happy with this host and would like to continue to use them. Can someone tell me how to communicate to them what they need to set up or change? Maybe we can all learn something from this. Thanks in advance,

  2. alex042

    alex042 Guest

    Have you tried using one of the other directories or creating a new one?