Apache Restrict ALL access to file from web
I have some plain text files within one of my web directories. I need to access this file from a php script, so permissions must be:
But if i type in this file in my address bar, obviously the plain text file is seen.
Is there a way in Apache to restrict this, withOUT using .htaccess? .htaccess allows restricted access to files, I want to disallow ANYONE (myself included) from accessing this file via the WEB.
Thanks all very much!