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How can I learn about these concepts? I read about XAMPP and it sounded like a very good idea to group so many main web components together so I went ahead and installed it. My first attempt to connect from outside the network and I am met by the "Access forbidden" with the xampp-conf file restricted. All I could do was start googling around and try to get a feeling for just what has to be done.Security is very important but I am finding posts from people saying "forget this I am eliminating this part of the program" It is great to have policies but give a guy some direction on how to work with it.

For now XAMPP comes out and I just work with Apache and I will be trying to pick up as much as I can about security and XAMPP as I can on my own, the search is not a pretty one.Oh Yeah,any links? I feel I could spend the rest of my life going from forum to forum but that is where open source support is,with forums.
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think this might be in the wrong section, if there is a section for web servers or web coding i would start there.
XAMPP's name is an acronym for:

X (meaning cross-platform)
Apache HTTP Server
MySQL
PHP
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Thanks anyway, I can understand a robust security platform being of great use for commercial applications of this product (it is widely used commericaly) but it sure deviates form the ease of operation offered in the XP and Apache days where security was up to the user. I had to pull the product out for the time being (until I can get better informed on just what is implemented and how). +rep for directions
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