A simple HTTP server,
written in PHP,
that serves PHP scripts and static files,
for use in developing PHP applications.
* 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.
* PHP 5.3 or higher
* php-cgi binary
* 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.
* 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).