Keep secure files of your Joomla
First, let's start with the disadvantages of moving configuration.php file outside of Joomla! the root. The first and most obvious problem is that if you have a website that has for the use of Joomla!’s FTP layer to write files on the server, you can not edit configuration.php file. I mean, you can change the settings in the Global Configuration, but nothing will be written, for Joomla! not be able to use FTP for file recording.
Worse still, in a Joomla! 1.5 sites that change configuration.php the file itself, use require ()to download the actual file is simply not possible using the Global Configuration. This can be disastrous if, for example, you want to urgently put your site in the off-line or if you change the settings, devices that do not have an FTP client, for example, your iPad is just 10 minutes before boarding your flight across the Atlantic.
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