View Full Version : Small cross-platform http + php daemon

02-05-2010, 09:30 PM
Hi all,

I'm looking for a small cross-platform http daemon that I can easily setup on Windows and Linux, maybe even Mac too.

Ideally the more portable it is, the better, don't need many advanced features at all ...

I was looking at cherokee-project but I can't get it easily working in Windows with PHP.

So yeah, small and portable is what I'm looking for recommendations for please?



03-05-2010, 09:12 AM
It's worth noting though that for some reason I cannot even get the likes of this to work on Win7:

03-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Have you considered mini_httpd? Bundling that, a statically linked PHP CGI binary, and the config for both in the same package should make for a pretty easy to use system.

Note that on Linux it makes more sense to link dynamically, as unlike Windows & OSX, that platform at least has a sane library & dependency management system.

Edit: One other thought - just get me to rewrite that script of yours in C with an integrated webserver. I can't promise to do it immediately, as I'm pretty busy, but it would avoid the need to find a server, and do away with PHP entirely. It would also be extremely portable - C programs can easily be compiled for pretty much any target, provided platform-specific features aren't relied on.