How can I hide encrypted files stored on my web space from search engines and spying eyes?

Mark O'Neill June 3, 2011
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I would like to back up some important files by uploading them, via FTP, to my website domain space. Before doing so, I will encrypt them as an added layer of security. However, despite them being encrypted, I don’t want any casual hackers finding the files and I definitely don’t want them indexed on Google.

Is there anything I can do to ensure that they stay hidden on my web domain? Any tips and tricks you could offer to make sure the files stay invisible to everyone except me?

  1. Mike
    June 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    .htaccess and robots.txt is what you are looking for
    http://www.robotstxt.org

  2. James Bruce
    June 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm