Many times people ask me, how you secure your joomla website,specially how to protect your admin side of website.So I think about to change the admin url.
By default, every joomla programmer know the default url of admin directory i.e. http://sitename.com/administrator/ .
So I want to hide or just don’t want to give direct access to that url, after googling, found that changing the folder name ‘administrator’ to ‘myadmin” & change the ,
define( ‘JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR’, JPATH_ROOT.DS.’administrator’ ); to
define( ‘JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR’, JPATH_ROOT.DS.’myadmin’ );
in the ‘includes->defines.php’ & ‘administrator->includes->defines.php’ doesn create some problem in thired party component.
So finally I found another trick which work for me, is as below.
1. Create a new directory in your root directory (eg. “myadmin”)
2. Create an index.php file in your “myadmin” directory..