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I use php for a website.  Can a web user access or see code of these php files?

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Can php files be accessed or seen by the public?  If so, how can they?
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Question by:reontareha
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PHP is like all other server-based languages meant to only return static content and execute code on the server.
With this in mind, why would you want people to be able to access your PHP pages?
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by:reontareha
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I DON'T want people to access them for security reasons, thats why i asked the question.  Thanks for your solution.
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by:butterhook
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The php scripts themselves will NOT be visible to the outside world.

However the HTML content that they render at execution WILL be visible... but this is the whole idea!

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