Out of curiosity, if this is just for coding, and you're already a Linux
guy, why not just install a lightweight linux flavor on the laptop instead
of WF/XP?



You didn't mention the specs, but any computer of the past few years is
pretty powerful. I used to rock a Dell i8200 (P4/1GB) and XP with a VMWare
workstation of Gentoo. SAMBA mount it and use NAT and it works awesome. So
you could try that. http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ and there are a
ton of pre-built VMs to download there http://www.vmware.com/appliances/. Or
you could also go with Sun's http://www.virtualbox.org too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: O. Lavell [mailto:olav...@xs4all.nl] 
> Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 1:00 PM
> To: php-general@lists.php.net
> Subject: [PHP] Lightweight web server for Windows?
> 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.
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