Hi

Reading a few of the answers which I missed (mail filters!) before I wrote
the last email I thought I might add a little depth.

If you are on a shared hosting machine then the answer fundamentally is no.
The machine admin has absolute control over the machine and can see anything
you put on there. Php also has a number of security settings and the default
(which most shared hosters will use because it is easy) makes your code
accessible to anybody else with access to the machine, though they need to
know enough about php and Linux file systems to find their way around.

So it comes down to how much security matters. You can make your code
difficult to read or even have different bits on different servers. In the
end anybody determined enough will be able to access it, but, unless it is
very valuable or sensitive data, they probably won't bother :)

You could get your own server - in the UK prices start at 75 (about US$100)
per month, or you could host your own if you have a connection. These are
both genuinely secure options.

HTH

Peter

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-----Original Message-----
From: Smita Manohar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 29 August 2002 18:59
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [PHP-DB] how to hide source code??


hii
im using php script with mysql. i want to hide the script from the admin or
from the person who has privileges to access all the data. bcos i use ftp to
upload the files. and i don't want anyone should be able to view the source.

is it possible to do so?

thnx and regds,
smita.



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