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Zend Server on local machine (Windows) - Security?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by nocte, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. nocte

    nocte Member

    Hello,

    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,
    nocte
     
  2. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  3. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    Spend the 2 minutes it takes to write an .htaccess file which blocks access to your web server from any computer but your own (127.0.0.1). 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.
     

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