Prohibiting external access to the server

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Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby SongezoM » 21. May 2013 12:49

I'm currently running two instances of xampp (test and production).

I want to be able to take the site offline (prohibit external users) when I have to make changes. Currently to prohibit users I turn off the services - this takes the whole site down that even I cannot access it.
I want my site to run locally on my server (Services activated) so I can be able to make changes only when logged in on the server but I want external users to be prohibited from accessing it through the URL.

In a nutshell I want the above-mentioned functionality in the form of an ON/OFF switch. Please help

Thanks a lot in advance,
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Re: Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby Altrea » 21. May 2013 14:45

Xampp is not meant to be or supported for production live server usage.
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: Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby SongezoM » 21. May 2013 15:39

Ok.

So is it possible to block external access while services are running?
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Re: Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby Altrea » 21. May 2013 15:56

Yes
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: Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby SongezoM » 21. May 2013 16:09

Altrea wrote:Yes


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Re: Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby Altrea » 21. May 2013 18:55

No
Altrea wrote:Xampp is not [...] supported for production live server usage.

If you don't have the knowledge how to set a basic access rule you are by far not the person who should administrate a live Webserver with external access.
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: Prohibiting external access to the server

Postby SongezoM » 22. May 2013 07:51

Altrea wrote:No
Altrea wrote:Xampp is not [...] supported for production live server usage.

If you don't have the knowledge how to set a basic access rule you are by far not the person who should administrate a live Webserver with external access.


Alright then. Thanks a lot.
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