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:


I have written about using it with PHP here:



Manuel Lemos

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