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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


    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,
  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 ( 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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