PHP 5.4 Tutorial: Built-in Web Server

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted December 20, 2011

One of the more interesting facilities provided in PHP 5.4 is a built-in web server that runs from the command line on Windows, Mac or Linux. On SitePoint, Craig Buckler offers a tutorial for PHP 5.4′s new built-in Web server.

"PHP 5.4's web server is intended for development purposes and I suspect it will be adopted by text editors, IDEs and possibly browser plug-ins as an easy way to test PHP code.

"There’s no reason why you couldn’t use it on small internal server — and some people will try — but there are certainly more appropriate solutions. However, we could see a few interesting uses such as web application demonstrations which can run from a CD."

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