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?
http://www.xfce.org/ http://lightlinux.blogspot.com/2008/06/top-10-of-lightweight-linux_24.html 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: email@example.com > 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. > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php