Hello, on 11/15/2009 07:00 PM O. Lavell said the following: > What do people on this list use as an ultra-lightweight web server (with > PHP capability of course) on Windows? I have an old but still well > functioning laptop that I have just given a second life by installing > Windows Fundamentals (a stripped down version of XP). This works > surprisingly well. So now I am looking for the necessary software, so I > can do some local programming. > > Some requirements I can think of: > > - Extremely small memory footprint and fast efficient code. This laptop > still works well but it can certainly use some help! > - Both free as in beer and free as in speech would be my preference. > - Be able to run as a "service" in XP. > - Be able to run PHP (obviously) and perhaps a few other nice server > features, like SSI and name based virtual hosts. > > Any suggestions? I have not seriously used Windows for years now, so my > knowledge of that platform is not exactly up to date anymore. I am used > to dealing with Debian/Ubuntu Linux and Apache but not much else, > frankly. Apache does seem to heavy for this. My initial thought was to > install Lighttpd under Cygwin, but perhaps I would be missing out on some > great little server program that I have not yet heard about.
I use lighttpd on Linux, but there seems to exist a Windows version as well: http://www.lighttpd.net/ I have written about using it with PHP here: http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/69-13-rules-to-optimize-your-Web-site-performance.html -- Regards, Manuel Lemos Find and post PHP jobs http://www.phpclasses.org/jobs/ PHP Classes - Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP http://www.phpclasses.org/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php