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 didnâ€™t want to add the IIS server as it would have been a bit noticeable as would Apache. I liked the option ofÂ lighthttpd butÂ itÂ doenâ€™tÂ runÂ onÂ windows (department of no surprises) andÂ iÂ donâ€™tÂ wantÂ toÂ loadÂ cygwinÂ andÂ portÂ ofÂ lighthttpdÂ isÂ flaky.
AnywayÂ i came acrossÂ shttpdÂ Â whichÂ doesÂ aÂ goodÂ job. This is now a Google project and has been renamed Mongoose (rolls eyes heavenward) but is still kewl.