How safe is it to download XAMPP?

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How safe is it to download XAMPP?

Postby pamu2fyn » 16. May 2011 10:00

Hi.
Please im new to this forum and i want to download XAMPP on my laptop. Is it safe to do so?
Thanks in advance. :D
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Re: How safe is it to download XAMPP?

Postby Sharley » 16. May 2011 10:05

Several million people have already downloaded XAMPP so one would assume it is now safe to download.

What do you mean when you say safe to download or do you mean is it safe to run a web server on your laptop.

On the XAMPP home page you will find a link to the readme file which outlines what to use XAMPP for and the FAQ linked on the same page will also provide some insight.
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Re: How safe is it to download XAMPP?

Postby pamu2fyn » 16. May 2011 10:15

Thank you for your reply.
Yes I actually meant to ask if it's safe to run a web server on my laptop? This is because I've had some bad experiences downloading some "useful" software in the past.
Please am I supposed to google the XAMPP website or is there a direct link from this forum?
Thank you again.
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Re: How safe is it to download XAMPP?

Postby Altrea » 16. May 2011 13:47

It is safe if you don't let your Webserver listening to inbound requests from the internet.
Otherwise XAMPP can be very insecure, but that depends on your own knowledge with Apache, MySQL and all that stuff.
We don't provide any support via personal channels like PM, email, Skype, TeamViewer!

It's like porn for programmers 8)
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Re: How safe is it to download XAMPP?

Postby pamu2fyn » 16. May 2011 15:01

Thanks alot.
I've already installed it. Will get back if I'm having any difficulties.
I'm really grateful.
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