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Hi Guys

Is there any advantage or added security in installing a new joomla site to a sub directory , or is there no difference between a sub directory and the root folder.

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Ral
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You can do this, but I never have. If your IP changes, or you temporarily need to access from a different IP, it becomes a hassle. I'm not convinced that is a weak spot. If you use good passwords and limit who can access administrator, it would be uncommon for anyone to "break in" via Administrator.

It's far more likely that someone will manage to inject bad code into the database. This can cause pages to be redirected to malware sites. The best way to prevent this is to ensure both the core and all extensions are kept up to date.
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Hi Richard

Thank you for your response.

Just another follow up question for anyone who wants to answer.

I have read that it is possible to limit access to the administrator to a particular IP address, by entering the following into the htaccess file in the /administrator directory

Deny from all
Allow from x.x.x.x (IP address)

Does this work as a security measure and is it OK for Joomla 3 as I think the post is a little old.
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There is not much of a difference either way. Google will give more preference to a root domain rather than a sub-folder.
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