Built in Web Server in PHP and How to Use it
What is Built in Web Server?
Built-in web server is used for development and testing the PHP application without using LAMP, just launch the built-in server from the command line, test your code and close when you’re done.
First you have to install php in any of your drive and after that you can run below command in your terminal or cmd.
1. php -S localhost:8000
Php built in webserver
This will use the current directory as a root directory and if a request does not specify a file, either index.php or index.html is provided in the specified directory. You will be able to visit the site via URL localhost: 8000 as URL from any browser
2. Specifying a document root directory
php -S localhost:8000 -t f:\php\foo
The -t option allows us to specify a document root directory. In the above example, a request will be sent from the test directory.
You can create and execute any php and html file from “root” directory.
Open Any browser
3. Using router file
php -S localhost:8000 router.php
In some cases, you may want to use some third party router to complete the request. You can do this with the router file as easy as possible.
4. Pchart in Web Services
This is the server-side charting library which means it needs to run the server.
You must first download this library.
curl -LOk http://www.pchart.net/release/pChart2.1.4.tar Or http://www.pchart.net/download
Extract zip file.
tar -xzf pChart2.1.4.tar ( Terminal)
Start the server
cd pChart2.1.4/examples/ php -S localhost:8080
Now it is completed. Open a browser and type in http://localhost:8080/.