How do you securely host a website on a local computer?

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How do you securely host a website on a local computer?

Postby Ceticulusly » 17. March 2015 13:05

How do you securely host a website on your computer with xampp, that's accessible on the internet?

I can access xampp from another computer in the local network by port forwarding in the router (port forwarding is to Apache, I think). I do have a password set for phpmyadmin. But the main page that comes up still has links to information about xampp, which probably isn't very secure. What do you have to do to make it secure to host a website with xampp that's publicly accessible on the internet?

In case I'm not being clear, here's a picture to illustrate what I'm trying to say: http://i.imgur.com/E9YTEiT.png
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Re: How do you securely host a website on a local computer?

Postby mark.mcdonald » 17. March 2015 15:32

The screen shown http://i.imgur.com/E9YTEiT.png is this via localhost or through any other computer? Only the localhost should be able to access this screen as xampp has security protocols that prevent non local users getting here
https://www.google.ca/search?q=xampp+ac ... 0&bih=1019
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Re: How do you securely host a website on a local computer?

Postby Altrea » 17. March 2015 22:52

Hi Ceticulusly,

Ceticulusly wrote:How do you securely host a website on your computer with xampp, that's accessible on the internet?

Simple answer: Don't use XAMPP. XAMPP is not configured for such environments.
=> [FGA] How to not fail getting help here (Section: Scope of support)

If you have the knowledge how to secure the XAMPP komponents to be safe for public accessible environments, then you have also the knowledge how to configure the single components to work together and will not need XAMPP any more.

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