Setting up a forum - where do i put my database?

Posted on 2006-05-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi. On the website I'm hosting on my server... I'm setting up a forum. Where should I place the microsoft access database so that the asp scripts have read/write access but internet people can't view it?


Question by:oxygen_728
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    _private should be script accessible but not browsable by anon browsers.

    Author Comment

    well, I made a new folder named:  


    I put my webpages in there.

    I want to have a subdirectory inside webserve... like:


    How do I set the permissions on DB so that internet people can't view or download stuff inside there?

    I tried sticking in 'deny' permissions for IUSR_HOSTNAME    user, but internet people can still download the database sitting in the DB folder.

    Thanks for the help!

    Author Comment

    any tips?

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