Where should I upload my Microsoft Access database?

Where should I upload my Microsoft Access database?

This article explains the preferred location for Access database uploads and how to secure the database file against unauthorised download.

This article applies to Windows Shared Hosting, Windows Reseller accounts and Windows Dedicated Servers.



To use a Microsoft Access database on your hosting account, upload the .mdb database file to your hosting account using FTP.

You should upload the file to the /private directory within your web space.

Tip: Uploading your database to the /private folder allows your scripts to access the data within it without allowing internet users to download your entire database file.