tzri wrote:Am I supposed to leave them there, or am I supposed to delete all or some of the files?
tzri wrote:Am I supposed to portforward other ports, than port 80?
You shouldn't forward ANY Ports (including Port 80). XAMPP is not made for production environments! It is not secure enough! Your server can be hijacked in seconds if you let listen it to the internet.
If you don't know how to harden your Apache and PHP and MySQL don't use it as live server!
bilakios wrote:but if you want to test your site from another computer (friends pc ) you need to open the ports .
bilakios wrote:Just make sure you use strong pwords to access your servers (http,PHPmyadmin and FTP Mysql) ,research it a bit .
The question is, why do someone want to test his site from a friends pc? You recommented a totally noob (XAMPP skills close to none) to give his server free for the next zombie-botnet.
tzri wrote:However I'm using a test computer and I'm only running
xampp and programs to be installed on xampp for testing purposes.
Nothing else is running on the computer.
There is no data on the computer that needs to be privacy protected.
And I can erase the computer at any point. If the computer is open for hacking, then what is there to get?
tzri wrote:But of cource I want to be able to run xampp and programs as secure as possible,
therefore any instructions regarding security are appreciated.
Webhosting is really really cheap nowadays. This few bucks a year are no comparison to the thousand of dollars you maybe have to pay for the damage your webserver does to other people. And you can't say you couldn't know anything about how insecure XAMPP is. The XAMPP main page saystzri wrote:I don't have any webhosting, and I wanted to learn about xampp in order to be able to learn about applications running
The default configuration is not good from a securtiy point of view and it's not secure enough for a production environment - please don't use XAMPP in such environment.
tzri wrote:My understanding was that xampp is a fully featured server installation, and making it accessible from other computers
wasn't a problem.
The philosophy behind XAMPP is to build an easy to install distribution for developers to get into the world of Apache. To make it convenient for developers XAMPP is configured with all features turned on.
tzri wrote:Is there another more secure server software I should use?
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