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Server2Go for Windows

If you are looking for a complete web server package that can run from read-only devices like CD-Roms, DVDs, usb memory sticks, etc. Server2Go is definitely worth a look.

Server2Go is a Webserver that runs out of the box without any installation and on write protected media. This means that web applications based on Server2Go can be used directly from cdrom, a usb stick or from any folder on a hard disk without the hassle of configuring Apache, PHP or MySQL.

Server2Go allows you to create a standalone working web site or PHP application on a CD-ROM. There are many examples of its possible useses such as catalogue software, calculation programmes, image campaigns (CMS-based), computer based training lessons or other applicatons. Most PHP-Software such as the content management system Joomla or the computer based training software Moodle can be used from CD-ROM with the help of Server2Go.

Server2Go was developed in the first instance for use on CD-ROM but there is no problem in using it from other drives too. Using a web browser, a user can run php programs as well as view html files on the CD-ROM. He only needs to insert a CD with Server2Go. The server software starts automatically and a browser is opened with the Website of the CD-ROM.

Server2Go probably comes with all the web server features you will need. Major features include:

  • Free! No royalties
  • Complete WAMPP Server-Stack
  • Runs directly from CD-ROM, USB Stick or Hard disk without installation
  • Full featured webserver (based on apache)
  • PHP 5.x support
  • Supports SQLite databases
  • Runs on all versions of Windows from Win 98 and above,
  • Support for MySQL 5 Databases
  • Supports many PHP extensions (GD-Lib, PDO...) by default
  • Support for Perl 5.8

Operating System: Windows 98 or higher
License: Donationware
Price: Free
Web Site: http://www.server2go-web.de/index.html

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