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Anson Cheung's Blog: 8 essential checks on securing PHP

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 8 October 2011.
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Anson Cheung has a new post sharing eight things to change on your PHP install to help make things a bit more secure (from a platform standpoint, not in the code).

Obviously, PHP+ MySQL + Apache is a popular web technology.Its components are powerful, versatile and Free. However, the default settings ship with PHP is not suitable for production sites. Here, it is a check list of settings that are intended to harden the default PHP installation.

The list of eight includes things like:

  • Disable Register Global
  • Posing Limit
  • Hiding The Presence Of PHP
  • Advanced Safe Mode setting