configuring unmanaged dedicated servers

asked Dec 23, 2013 in Dedicated Hosting by Karen (630 points)

I just bought an a dedicated server that is unmanaged and runs on a windows server . There are no installed applications on the server. How do I configure the server, so I can use PHP and MYSQL?
Can anyone please help?
Thank you all

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answered Dec 23, 2013 by expert (14,380 points)
1. First change your admin password to something more secure.
2.Then implement a security policy.
3. After that you can add a new account with only  limited permissions for running applications.
4. setup and configure your firewall.
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answered Dec 23, 2013 by WebGuru (9,280 points)
You can install  wamp, xampp or anything similar and then get the setting file production php.ini, and run MySQL secure script. You can also use IIS and install mysql and php using the webinstaller app.