Review My Server (really)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by tutubibi, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

    tutubibi

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    #1
    Instead of "Review my site", here is something different.

    I wrote a small web server (wxWebServer). It supports dynamic content like PHP, Python, Perl. It's available for Mac, Windows and as "build your own" for Linux. And, it's easier to use than built-in Apache ;)

    For more info and download go to http://www.senkas.com/wxwebserver/

    One caveat: Since it requires CGI and Macs usually come only with the CLI build of the PHP, you will probably need to get your "private" PHP built. It's easy and step-by-step instructions are available here: http://www.senkas.com/wxwebserver/mac-php-cgi.php

    So, give it a try and please let me know what you think. Thanks!
     
  2. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I uses XAMPP for my dev work on my local machine, your web server seems pretty fast and nifty on windows compare to them, but if you are promoting as a development toolkit for developers, I think it would be better to include php, mysql etc, as it makes little difference (other than the apparent root references) than double clicking on the document. I did try the CGI handlers, somehow it return "Something bad happened" on my php scripts.

    Also, perhaps, when minimize in windows (XP), it will be shrink to the system tray. I tried it for about 15 minutes, so I might have left out something.
     
  3. tutubibi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tutubibi

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    #3
    Thanks for the comments angelneo.

    It supports PHP (and MySQL access from PHP) but you have to use php-cgi.exe on Windows. Default installer for PHP 5.x will not install it, depending on the options you select (i.e if you select install for Apache or IIS). ZIP distribution will contain all options, including the CGI build.

    As for "minimize to tray" suggestion, it definitely makes sense. Will do it for the next release.
     

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