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Offline nyla

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2007, 12:14:03 PM »
I have heard that there are secuirty issues using WAMP...what do you know???

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2007, 03:43:13 PM »
This is for your own personal computer so as long as it's not exposed to the outside world, it shouldn't be that big of a deal.
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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2007, 07:21:33 PM »
I'm not aware of any security issues related to running apache, mysql, & php on a windows machine other than those issues related to each individual product. Now, running it on your own machine without realizing what you are doing (ie running a server) could be reason for concern though...
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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2007, 05:29:21 PM »
I am quite sure that WAMP only allows connections from localhost (your own computer) unless you manually add IP's to the config file.
At least thats what I had to do to get it working across my network.

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2007, 01:06:47 AM »
In httpd.conf you can configure it so it only accepts requests from localhost (or IP 127.0.0.1). Plus you can configure your firewall (Windows Firewall or third party) to block incoming connection attempts to port 80 (or whichever port your Apache is listening on).

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2008, 11:17:59 AM »
I'm not aware of any security issues related to running apache, mysql, & php on a windows machine other than those issues related to each individual product. Now, running it on your own machine without realizing what you are doing (ie running a server) could be reason for concern though...


I have just installed WAMP server on my own laptop to teach myself MySQL and PHP, when I'm running phpMYadmin I get the following warning below:
Your configuration file contains settings (root with no password) that correspond to the default MySQL privileged account. Your MySQL server is running with this default, is open to intrusion, and you really should fix this security hole.

I am connected to my Orange Livebox and have AVG Firewall running, nee I be concerend?

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2008, 10:59:55 PM »
This is best website to download www.en.wampserver.com/ . it will automatically download php , mysql ,apache. no need  to install individual . this is very much beneficial to install wamp.
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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2008, 07:40:05 AM »
It doesn't get any easier than the package at the link Naina gave above, almost too easy  :D
That site seems to keep very up to date versions as well, the PHP version in that package is currently 5.2.6

Thought I might add that you can use ColdFusion with the WAMP package as well.
Macromedia allows you to download ColdFusion free of charge and use it in Developer mode which will restrict the number of remote hosts that can connect (2 I think), and you can use it indefinitely in Developer mode.
When installing CF it asks some easy to understand questions about how you want to use it, you tell it where your Apache configuration and web root are, and away you go, you can develop cfm on WAMP.
Be warned though that CF install will add a bunch of services running at startup on your development machine, I was hoping it would only run it's services when Apache started, but no such luck.
On the bright side, other than using an extra 130-140megs of RAM, I do not notice a hit on CPU cycles, so if you have plenty of RAM you should be fine, I have WinXP SP3 with 2gigs RAM on a P4 3.2Ghz single proc w/hyperthreading.
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2009, 05:03:52 AM »
Hello everyone-I just installed WampServer on my workstation with no internet connection so I can work on my website, especially WordPress blogging software that is all PHP. I use Dreamweaver CS3 to work my my website, which is all HTML, I am hoping to set up WampServer so I can learn about PHP and MySQL.
The WampServer install went fine. I can get the http://localhost index page and when I downloaded the folders and files from my hosted webserver and placed the folder that contains these files into the C:\wamp\www\ directory. I can see this folder under "Your Projects" on the localhost index page. The folder is named "public_html". When I enter "http://localhost/public_html/index.html" my website comes up fine with all links intact. When I try to open the WordPress blog software in the same folder, for example; http://localhost/public_html/index.php, I get an "Error establishing a database connection" message.
I checked the "phpmyadmin" page where there was an alert message; "Your PHP MySQL library version 5.0.51a differs from your MySQL server version 5.1.32. This may cause unpredictable behavior".  Maybe this has something to do with it? I downloaded all the folders and files on my webserver but maybe the MySQL databases are not accessible because they are somewhere else on the hosting server?
I realize that I'm a rank beginner, but I would really appreciate any advice or information to get me going.
Thanks in advance-Ron B

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 11:15:21 AM »
I am quite sure that WAMP only allows connections from localhost (your own computer) unless you manually add IP's to the config file.
At least thats what I had to do to get it working across my network.

I did the same too, and you have to start the server as an administrator to get it to go online.

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2011, 10:17:04 AM »
WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin to easily manage your databases.
WampServer installs automatically (installer), and its usage is very intuitive. You will be able to tune your server without even touching the setting files.
WampServer is the only packaged solution that will allow you to reproduce your production server. Once WampServer is installed, you have the possibility to add as many Apache, MySQL and PHP releases as you want.
WampServer also has a trayicon to manage your server and its settings.
A brief presentation is available here: http://www.wampserver.com/en/presentation.php

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2012, 03:30:53 AM »
All these days i was having trouble while setting up a WAMP, after reading this post i made the first setting without any mistake.....
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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2012, 10:22:30 PM »
nicely explained i have installed with the help of my friend but from here i understand properly and i  have shared this link to my friends also.

hope i will get good and informative information in the future also.

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2012, 09:47:58 PM »
Hey,

Thank you guys for sharing such useful information, I am sure many would find it as useful as me. Wanted to know this myself since a long time.
Cheers.

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Re: WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Setup
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2012, 10:11:51 AM »
I have heard that there are secuirty issues using WAMP...what do you know???

Nyla

Everything has security issues, but you can minimize them. Make it so that the server only accepts instruction from wherever you are sending it from and to ignore other request by IP. Also, view your logs often to see if something fishy is going on or any attempts being made.

 

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