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Apache Server: Advice?

By fogga
Nov 11, 2005
  1. I'm looking to start my Apache server just for fun but I don't know a lot about security and servers, is there much to do to harden the server?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Apache by itself is pretty secure if you have a recent version. It is PHP and other active content things that provide the biggest security holes.

    If you are planning on serving static webpages then you have little to worry about. If it is going to be something using PHP, MySQL or similar then you should watch what you install/do and always keep the software up to date.
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    that about says it all
    check there website for info on htaccess and index /allow deny
    all sql and php should be password protected
     
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