Plone is easy to install and run, but launching a site on a production server with a robust and secure configuration takes some extra work.
In this chapter, Steve McMahon covers the fundamentals of deploying Plone on a production server. We’ll cover a wide range of practical topics including proxying, security, backup, and log files. Finally, we’ll discuss staging your work from a development server to a live server.
Zope has a built-in web server. You could use that web server to directly serve content to the Internet, but you probably shouldn’t. Instead, you should consider the advantages of installing a reverse proxy server between the Zope server and the Internet.