The items you show in red (no blank lines between
) will allow access from your LAN only or the computer that XAMPP is installed on and that I believe is what you are looking to do.
If you add the above to the second section then you and only the LAN users will be able to access the XAMPP system files and folders but not the XAMPP security folders (LAN user trust is up to you here
If you add the above to both sections then you and your trusted LAN users will have full access to all your XAMPP system files and folder.
1. Use the new CP3 beta instead of the older buggy 2.5 version, an updated version 3.0.7 can be found here
, the whole topic is worth a read so you can see that this is a beta only in name and will be included in the next XAMPP release as a full version.
2. No need for Tomcat at all especially knowing that you know little about it or you don't intend to use it.
(Research Tomcat to get an understanding of what it is and what it does
3. Mercury mail is a full blown email transport system (SMTP and POP3
) and unless you have a need to provide an email service for you LAN users (most small LANs don;t need this only large commercial LANs might use it
) then this is also not required.
In the next XAMPP version this will be replaced with a much more user friendly XAMPP Mail component.
So, in conclusion, neither Tomcat or Mercury Mail are needed for your intended use of XAMPP.