I'm sure this is about as obvious as it could be, but I want to make sure I'm properly protecting a WordPress installation. Most WordPress instructions have details about setting chmod settings, ala Linux or Unix. Obviously, Windows doesn't play that way. But if I'm running WordPress under XAMPP, should I do any special filesystem protection settings, or will everything be ok just as-is (remembering that WordPress does some of its own .htaccess stuff)?
One way I thought of doing it was installing cygwin, then using chmod 777 within cygwin on the appropriate WordPress files, but that just seemed like wacky overkill.