View Full Version : Xampp?

05-23-2015, 03:19 AM
I have a question . Why do so many people say not to use xampp. The reason i am curious about this is because i have been using it for a long time and have never had any problems as of yet. I have also used the regular mysql bat to . So i am not understanding this. Can someone explain this to me. ?

05-23-2015, 04:04 AM
Xampp is meant as a development tool to test your work on your own computer locally. Xampp wasn't intended to access the internet as what most people are using it for when hosting a private server website, etc. All of what I mentioned is a security issue because people don't really use it what it was intended for and many important security features are disabled as well.

Recommending Xampp to host your site publicly or do anything public with Xampp is wrong and you shouldn't recommend it for that matter. Lastly, it basically is a lazy tool from my perspective. You can easily download and install Apache/ MySQL on your computer without the need for it. Starting and Stopping MySQL or Apache can easily be done with a simple bat file too. Using Xampp can cause more support than it is worth -- for new or intermediate users. It is best for people to do it the correct way on their own computer or just get a webhost/other.

05-23-2015, 04:15 AM
Thanks tommy i was relly wondering about this as i build websites using it all the time. although i have used it for servers to in the past but i usally just build sites using it. Then transfer everything to online hosts.

05-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Yeah, xampp is fine for testing or to use for friends or whatever, but as a full time stand alone running on a server is a bad idea.

Apache/PHP can be downloaded and installed with one command and mysql you should have installed already if running a server

06-04-2015, 10:30 AM
When you are about to host it viral for big, then Apache is the best that you can use for HTML, Php and so on.

Correct me if im wrong, i have not done very much research over what is good and not when it comes to this.

08-06-2015, 02:38 PM
Since my question is in common with this one, what about the IIS (Internet Information Services) ? i used it only once and not for a long time period for about half of an year. and didn't had any issues. what your opinions about this system does it worth to use in public? or maybe you have some serious feed back ? :)

08-06-2015, 03:31 PM
XAMPP is perfectly fine to be used in either development or live environments. I guess what Tommy and Faded mean is that because it's so easy to operate people don't really get how it works behind the scenes and can't really react to threats because they don't know how MySQL and Apache operate.

As for IIS, I have used it for quite a while and all I can say about it is that it's really good for Windows Server dedicated servers. Apache is open source whereas IIS is closed proprietary and IIS is only available for Windows, IIS however has great security and support. You might want to read this : https://www.scriptrock.com/articles/iis-apache