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In this blog post, we will provide detail instructions on how to protect your Joomla! /administrator/ directory on Apache servers using the htpasswd utility. You can easily adapt these instructions to protect other directories. If you need help finding or creating your .htaccess file, start here.

Enabling safe_mode is not needed if other reasonable security precautions are followed. Using safe_mode for web site security is a poor compromise in a bad situation. It may make sense in some situations, but there is almost always a better way. Because safe_mode in some sense only gives the illusion of safety, it will be removed from PHP starting with version 5.3.0.

Managing a Joomla website is fun and interesting. Joomla has tons of options to help you build rich-features website. There are so many features that are helpful but we may not know it. One of those feature is adding www as a prefix in your entire Joomla website.

Simply, add the following to your .htaccess file:

All new Joomla installations start with a Super Administrator account called, 'admin'. During the installation process, you will be asked to give this account a password. That's great as far as it goes, but because the user name of this highly-confidential account is generally well known, 50% of the security of the username/password combination is already exposed. Now all anyone needs to do is guess the password and they're in.