Finding a webserver on a stick

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kelvSYC, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. kelvSYC macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2009
    I'm trying to find a good webserver on a stick program so I can install some form of wiki on a stick (I'm leaning towards something like DokuWiki or MediaWiki for the wiki engine). However, I'm having trouble finding the webserver that I can easily install on, say, a USB flash drive.

    Anyone with recommendations?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Why would you want to install a server on a USB drive?
  3. kelvSYC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2009
    Portable web servers are typically used for personal wiki installations - so, for example, you can access your notes from a public terminal.

    From "Having a personal wiki as a wiki on a stick is useful for demonstrations, personal knowledge management, sophisticated note-taking, or super-fast installations using a simple copy."
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I suppose it would be helpful if there was something in that post, I agree with r.j.s. about this not being the best of ideas.
  5. kelvSYC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2009
    I find wiki-on-a-stick very useful: suppose you are a student and you have a primary computer at home but away from home you have to resort to a public terminal or borrowing someone else's computer. I find it ideal for me to organize my loose notes - better than, say, a small notebook or scrapbook program that fits on a stick.

    The only webserver-on-a-stick solutions I have found all use Windows embedded server stuff (for example, describes DokuWiki on a Stick, which uses a portable Apache for Windows).

    If you still think webserver-on-a-stick or wiki-on-a-stick is a bad idea, then what would you consider an acceptable alternative?

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