Wow... this thread SURE went WAY off my original topic...

All I was looking for, was a "webserver" that would serve "PHP" pages,
that was not "installed" on the machine.   Now, if the machine was *nix
or Windose, it didn't matter.

I know in Python, you just have to install python, and then you can use
Cherrypy (but i dont know python, nor do i want to create the app i am
creating with a language i dont full know/understand).

Anyway, I spent a bit of time on the interwebs this weekend, and after
trying just about every one i could find, I am just going to go with
XAMPP, and remove all the stuff i dont need, and trim some fat, and
remove all the hard links to the /opt/lampp directory in linux, and
figure out what it is in windose later...

anyway, thanks for all the ideas.


On Sun, 2010-09-12 at 22:37 -0400, Paul M Foster wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 02:07:12PM -0400, tedd wrote:
> > At 1:47 PM -0400 9/12/10, Jason Pruim wrote:
> > >>On Sep 12, 2010, at 1:33 PM, tedd wrote:
> > >>So, can I do what I do (i.e., programming) without having a host?
> > >>Can I install a local server at my clients location and interface
> > >>all their computers to use the server without them ever being
> > >>connected to the Internet?
> > >
> > >I may not know all the possibilities but the only way I can think of
> > >to accomplish that  would be to have a server setup in their office
> > >with a bank of modems and have everyone call into the server.
> > >Basically like an old school internet provider.
> > >
> > >If the main server can be secured to your clients liking there are
> > >ways that it can be on the net and still as safe as possible... But
> > >obviously not as safe as hard lines being dialed in...
> > >
> > >You'ld also have to take into account possibly long distance charges
> > >if everyone wasn't local...
> > 
> > Forget modems or other such outside access -- everything would be
> > done internally with computers and users being physically located
> > within the office's physical location.
> > 
> > So, could a server be set up in an office that would run
> > web-languages such that users in the office could access their server
> > and run scripts using browsers?
> I just think I couldn't possibly be fully understanding what you're
> asking. But in case I *do* understand it, it would be like this:
> Set up a switch in the server room and connect everyone to it. Connect
> the switch to the internal webserver. Give the webserver an internal
> (non-routable) IP and hostname. Anyone can access it via
> http://internal_hostname/my_script.php
> No one outside the LAN can access it, something you can enforce with
> Apache or with iptables (Linux).
> I have one of these set up in my house/office.
> Hope this helps.
> Paul
> -- 
> Paul M. Foster

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