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LAMPing the midnight oil

Posted by MatthewCastle (MatthewCastle), 27 June 2008

Stayed up far to late last night due to enthusiam generated by a recent LAMP deployment course.

Now have Fedora9 up and running inside Microsoft Virual PC, dont forget the "nopreserve-paravirt" boot option folks!

Also have Drupal and the Aptana PHP plugin for Eclipse installed, all I have to do now is figure out how to configure debugging!

I also probably have to look at changing the security setup as my normal "accept the defaults luke" has lead to Apache and MySQL running as root!


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 2 July 2008
Hi, Matt ... welcome to the forum.

Whilst there IS danger in running MySQL and the web servers as root (and I strongly teach that they should each be run under their own daemon accounts, with care given to groups too), on a personal installation where you're experimenting / testing / developing on a personal machine ... that's not so critical.    Especially if any network connection you have is firewalled / and / or to a clean intranet.

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