Lots of recommendations for making Apache servers more secure say how important it is to avoid loading unnecessary modules.
In particular, the modules mod_autoindex and mod_info should always be avoided if possible.
However, XAMPP loads these modules as standard, and does not seem to work if these modules are not loaded.
1) What are they actually needed for in XAMPP?
2) What else would I have to remove if I wanted NOT to be obliged to load these modules?
I am using XAMPP version 1.8.1 for Linux, but I can see that the situation is unchanged in version 1.8.3.