Move Username and Password Outside of WP Web Tree

WordPress, like many other CMS’s, stores MySQL username and password in a configuration file, in WP case, wp-config.php. Although WP PHP code is interpreted at the server, the user name/password combination is unlikely to be shown in a web browser. But it really not wise to store the combination in a publicly accessible place. Should the server stop interpreting PHP for some reasons, the combination would be available in plain view and readable by the world. This TIP … [Read more...]