Another good website-on-a-stick software is... well, WOS (now called MoWeS --
Modular Webserver System).

The nice thing about this software is the ability to download "packages" of
just about any major server-based software -- Drupal, Mambo, Joomla, Moodle,
SugarCRM, WordPress, etc.

And, of course, run it all from your USB Drive.


haliphax wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 3:24 AM, Robert Cummings <>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 01:40 -0500, Paul M Foster wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 04:24:24PM +1100, Clancy wrote:
>>> > I bought some appliance recently, and found that they had thrown in a
>>> 2G
>>> > USB key for good
>>> > luck.  I guess I ought to be able to put a PHP server plus a copy of
>>> my
>>> > website on it for
>>> > demonstration purposes, but has anyone actually tried it, and if so
>>> are
>>> > there any traps to
>>> > avoid?
>>> Maybe I'm dense or I don't understand your question. It sounds like you
>>> want to run lighttpd or apache on this USB device in order to serve up
>>> your website. If so, then the device would have to be assigned a
>>> separate IP address from the machine it's mounted on. Someone would have
>>> to be able to surf to that IP at least, much less have the IP address
>>> translated into a name. Otherwise, there's no way a web server can serve
>>> up a website; it has to have an IP address. I don't know how you'd
>>> possibly do that. Even then, you'd have to mount the device and then
>>> issue a separate call to the USB-hosted web server to start, and then
>>> serve your site up.
>> and name localhost should suffice. You might want to use a
>> non-standard port so that it doesn't conflict with anything else the
>> machine is running.
> I've been running XAMPP and even Eclipse from my USB key for well over
> a year now. It works like a charm. Fantastic for demonstrations, or if
> you've got a pet project that you need to test and carry with you.
> -- 
> // Todd
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