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11-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Hi, I would like to ask how could i setup to host my site at home like webhosting compay(ie. brinkster..) and how could I secure it from intruders.


11-08-2007, 07:27 PM
Easy answer is installing WAMP, LAMP or MAMP (Windows, Linux, Mac).
Stands for [OS], Apache, MySQL, PHP, and sometimes comes with Perl too. Or always... not sure on that.

You could also install the components individually.

Securing it is no different than securing any server; just don't allow any back doors onto the computer, like an easy to guess FTP password, PHP script they can use to get access, etc.

11-08-2007, 10:33 PM
LAMP isn't an installer, it's just a generic name for the Linux/Apache/MySQL/P(HP|ython|erl) environment. Installation is generally easy enough on Linux that there's no need for a separate automated installer.

11-08-2007, 10:40 PM
Oh? No bundled installer like MAMP/WAMP? Odd, but makes sense, I guess. Most linux users would know how to install manually anyway.