Zend Server on local machine (Windows) - Security?


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I'd like to install Zend Server on my local machine (Windows 7 64bit) in order to run PHP Scripts. I have a hardware firewall (Smoothwall) and a switch.

Is there a security risk doing this?

Once i installed XAMPP and i had to notice, that my test script was accessible from the web via my IP adress. That time i did not have a hardware firewall..

Thanks for your help!

Kind regards,


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If you want to use this for development and testing, that's fine. If you want to run this in a production environment, I strongly suggest you find a web host.


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Spend the 2 minutes it takes to write an .htaccess file which blocks access to your web server from any computer but your own ( Zend server is no more secure than XAMPP or LAMP, just more complicated.

Otherwise just install XF in a subfolder on your current web server.