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light­weight http server

Fri, Dec 26, 2008

The other day i needed a light­weight http server to run on win­dows. Its a client machine in a clients work­place and i only have local admin access. How­ever i didn’t want to add the IIS server as it would have been a bit notice­able as would Apache. I liked the option of lighthttpd but it doen’t run on win­dows (depart­ment of no sur­prises) and i don’t want to load cygwin and port of lighthttpd is flaky.

Any­way i came across shttpd  which does a good job. This is now a Google project and has been renamed Mon­goose (rolls eyes heav­en­ward) but is still kewl.