A simple HTTP server, written in PHP, that serves PHP scripts and static files.
v1.0.0 2012-07-19 17:36 UTC
HTTPServer http://github.com/youngj/httpserver A simple HTTP server, written in PHP, that serves PHP scripts and static files, for use in developing PHP applications. Motivation: * To allow running PHP scripts in a web browser on a development computer without needing to install a web server like Apache or Nginx. * To allow automated scripts (e.g. Selenium tests) to spawn a HTTP server with custom environment variables (e.g. to override some application config settings), and easily capture server log output. * To allow more rapid debugging, by printing stderr output (e.g. error_log()) directly to the console instead of a server log file. Dependencies: * PHP 5.3 or higher * php-cgi binary Features: * Works on Windows as well as POSIX systems. * Can handle many concurrent connections using non-blocking sockets. * Implements HTTP Keep-Alive for better performance. * Clients can define basically any server configuration / rewrite rules just by creating a subclass of HTTPServer. * Nearly all PHP scripts should work without modification. (Each PHP request is run in an isolated environment using PHP-CGI.) * Does not require any PHP extensions. Caveats: * Should NOT be used as a production web server open to untrusted traffic. * Not very robust (e.g. no connection limit or timeouts) * May have security flaws * On Windows, PHP requests will block the server until the php-cgi process completes (PHP on Windows cannot share sockets across multiple processes, and does not have non-blocking pipes). * PHP scripts that depend on server-specific extensions (e.g. functions like apache_*, iis_*, nsapi_*) will not work. How to use: Clients should subclass HTTPServer and override the route_request() method (and possibly other methods as necessary). See examples/example_server.php. License: See LICENSE.txt