A simple web server.
It would be useful if you need to debug or publish a simple HTML site
and you don’t want to set up IIS or install Apache.
Certainly, a simple site can be debugged with a single browser.
But in some cases (for example using links of ‘/subdir/page.html’ kind),
it is better to use a web server. The order of operating with a web server is:
After having launched the software, you have to indicate
a directory name on the local machine that will be the root
directory for your site and click the “Start” button.
Your site’s capacity can be checked by entering
‘//127.0.0.1/index.html’ into the address bar of your browser.
To launch a site from another directory, click “Stop” button
and enter another directory’s name and click “Start” again.
To save queries to the server to a ‘webserv.log’ file,
tick “Save query history”.
The program minimizes to a window unseen in the task bar.
It is made for web server work not to disturb you.
To stop a minimized web server, launch the program once again.
A window of already launched server will appear,
where “Stop” or dagger button should be clicked.
For the first launch of the program with the parameter -h (for example,
from the icon in Autorun menu), the program window is not shown and
the web server automatically starts with the last working root directory.
If only the path is specified in the request,
without specifying a page name, for example ‘//127.0.0.1/mydir/’,
the server returns the page index.html along this path.
It is a very simple web server and when a HTTP query is received
it simply gives files from the chosen local directory without indicating any MIME-types.
Though, during the creation of this site, the program assisted very well.