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XAMPP for Production is this coming any time soon!!

Postby the_coolguru » 06. February 2016 20:45

Since xampp has moved to only developers version and after 1.8.3 we are not seeing any security supports with php 7 supported version so I am curious to know if we will be seeing such features on latest versions as it was earlier good for training purpose as well as production supported features. Can someone either show me way to achieve such features with xampp anyway really thankful in advance.
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Re: XAMPP for Production is this coming any time soon!!

Postby Nobbie » 06. February 2016 22:28

the_coolguru wrote:Since xampp has moved to only developers version


There is no "since": Xampp ever(!) has been for development only and definately will stay for development only. That is the basic goal of Xampp, providing a "quick and easy to install" environment for people without further server skills.
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Re: XAMPP for Production is this coming any time soon!!

Postby Altrea » 06. February 2016 23:48

That was the big and dangerous problem with the security script.
You think that it adds enough security to use XAMPP in production and public accessible environments.
But simply adding a root password and folder password does not make XAMPP bullet proof.
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Re: XAMPP for Production is this coming any time soon!!

Postby the_coolguru » 07. February 2016 09:50

Thanks for your reply. I agree to extent what you said. though you missed my point as beginners it is much easier to show and let students try and understand the basics before they start on security therefore earlier this laid down lots of concepts locally and showing the dynamics at less effort to begin with. Now with this rigidness beginning is harder to understand and i had to stick with 1.8.3 for that matter. All are not pro in this world if so no one would prefer XAMPP we love it because it makes our life lot easier to lay right steps. I feel such features be kept alive insted of killing and everyone has to use it wisely as it says developers version only and made for testing with openness. I hope i can make you understand my point.
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Re: XAMPP for Production is this coming any time soon!!

Postby Altrea » 07. February 2016 11:10

Students are learning much much more from showing them how to use the right tools. It is not that difficult. Actually this is a beginner task.

For setting the root password you can find a tutorial here: [Q&A] Setting MySQL root password
For basic password protect a directory you can find many tutorials online like in the Apache wiki: https://wiki.apache.org/httpd/PasswordBasicAuth
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Re: XAMPP for Production is this coming any time soon!!

Postby Nobbie » 07. February 2016 11:53

the_coolguru wrote:Now with this rigidness beginning is harder to understand and i had to stick with 1.8.3 for that matter.


Not really, i agree to "Atrea" that in fact the basic authorization is not so hard to understand. On the other hand, students learn how to protect Apache (and MySQL) generally (what works on ALL servers), the Xampp securitiy concept was special for Xampp and it did not work on any other server environment, only in Xampp. And (what never has been found) there sometimes has been an issue that users screwed up their Xampp installation (it has never been fixed and still nobody knows, what was going wrong there). Last not least, Xampp is not so unsafe as it might look, it is designed to run in a localhost environment and it is safe, as long as it remains in the localhost environment.
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