Web server is server software that functions accept HTTP or HTTPS requests from clients, known as a web browser and sends the results back in the form of web pages are typically in the form of an HTML document. While the portable application is a computer software that can be carried in portable equipment (for example: USB flash drive) and can be used on any computer without the need to go through the installation process first.
Using portable web server software has several advantages including:
- Can be moved from one PC to another PC without having to do a reinstallation.
- Because of its flexibility, this is a mobile auto alias can be taken anywhere with a stored into an external drive (flash etc.)
- Can be burned into a CD portfolio or presentation for the apps / websites for webmasters
To start the tutorial how to install a Web Server on USB stick you can download XAMPP Lite here http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html. For this method, I use XAMPP Lite.exe. If you already run XAMPP Lite, then Browse to select the location of installation space is at least 250MB.
If you have determined the location of installation click OK and click Install, and if the installation process is completed and then Command Prompt window will appear. At the Command prompt window will appear to the question press (n) and hit enter, then there will be questions to the two” should i procced “press (y) and Enter. Then press y return to the question “Your choise?”. Press Enter again at the next statement which ensures that your time zone settings are correct and then press Enter again. On the next question was still in command prompt window will have a choice whether you will perform configuration consisting of several settings, such as: start the XAMPP control panel, relocated XAMPP, disable HTTPS (SSL), disable the Server Side Include (SSI), and enable IPv4 only.
After you complete the above, then click the start menu to run Apache and MySQL Web server. Please note: do not check the SVC, as this will run the server as a Windows service, so can not run portable applications. After you click start Apache and MySQL click the Admin button to open the XAMPP default admin page running from your local web server or you can view it by typing http://localhost/ or http://127.0.0.1/ on your browser Address bar.
Language options will open up to you select the language on this menu to select the language. Click Navigation menu and then click Status, to see what information works and what does not work. Click on phpMyAdmin for MySQL Localhost to show settings, you can also access “phpMyAdmin” through the Address bar on your browser or http://127.0.0.1/phpmyadmin/ http://localhost/phpmyadmin/. Now you can add your web pages on the file “xampplight htdocs folder ” on a USB flash drive.
List of portable Web server and the download link
UniServer / Uniformserver