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I've recently taken advantage of the possibility to have a private mysql instance, and then I installed PHPmyadmin on a subdomain of my main domain (like xxx.maindomain.com). I've been reading a bit on securing a PHPmyadmin install, and one thing they recommend is to make it accessible only through a non-standard port to avoid scanning vulnerabilities.

Is it possible to do that on WF? I've searched and looked through the docs and the community Q&A here, but couldn't find this, though I may have used the inexact technical terms :-(

Many thanks for letting me know!

Best, - Julien

asked 20 Feb '13, 19:42

Julien
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If you want to run a PHP app on a non-standard port, then you'll need to do two things:

  1. Build your own Apache + PHP stack from source and run it as a custom app on a random port assigned to you via the control panel.
  2. Open a support ticket to have us open your custom port on the server's secondary IP address.

To be honest, to me that sounds like a lot of work with very little payoff. In my opinion, you're better off using the MySQL command line on your server, or use a SSH tunnel to connect a desktop GUI SQL client to your database.

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answered 20 Feb '13, 20:12

seanf
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Many thanks for the detailed answer Sean!

Yes, it seems like what you suggest is indeed the best option for me :-)

Many thanks!

(20 Feb '13, 20:36) Julien
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