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PHP Built in server

Running the built in server


php -S localhost:80

Output

PHP 7.1.7 Development Server started at Fri Jul 14 15:11:05 2017
Listening on http://localhost:80
Document root is C:\projetos\repgeral
Press Ctrl-C to quit.


This is the simplest way to start a PHP server that responds to request made to localhost at the port 80.
The -S tells that we are starting a webserver.
The localhost:80 indicates the host that we are answering and the port. You can use other combinations like:

  • mymachine:80 - will listen on the address mymachine and port 80;

  • 127.0.0.1:8080 - will listen on the address 127.0.0.1 and port 8080;

  • built in server with specific directory and router


    script

    php -S localhost:80 -t project/public router.php

    Output

    PHP 7.1.7 Development Server started at Fri Jul 14 15:22:25 2017
    Listening on http://localhost:80
    Document root is /home/project/public
    Press Ctrl-C to quit.


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