.htaccess content question

I noticed the following in the .htaccess file for a wordpress site. Is this normal?

<Files 403.shtml>
order allow,deny
allow from all

deny from

  • Kasia Swiderska

    Hello cornelius_butler,

    If you are using cpanel and you have used its IP Deny Manager to block access to this will automatically be written to your .htaccess file with the intended purpose of blocking that IP (and any others you may wish to enter).
    It simply says "allow anyone to access the file named 403.shtml"; which is the forbidden access error. Of course, you would use this usually if you created a custom 403.shtml page.

    The denied IP in this case would not see the custom 403.shtml and instead would get a White-screen-of-death.

    kind regards,

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