Server2Go - Portable Web Server


Server2Go; A completely free portable web server or http server that includes Apache, MySQL, SQLite, Perl and PHP. Web applications used with Server2Go can be accessed directly from a USB flash drive or memory stick, CD ROM or self contained folder on a local hard drive.

Server2Go Portable Web Server


Server2Go menu page

What is Server2Go?

Server2Go is a portable web server application that allows users to run a web server directly from a USB flash drive. It is designed to be a compact and easy use solution for web development and testing on Windows systems. Some of its features include:

  • Portable Web Server: Designed to be portable, meaning it can run directly from a USB flash drive or other portable storage devices. This makes it convenient for developers who want to carry their web development environment with them.
  • Apache Server: Includes the Apache web server, a widely used and robust web server.
  • PHP: The package comes with PHP, a server-side scripting language commonly used for web development.
  • MySQL Database Support: Some versions of Server2Go also include MySQL, allowing users to create and manage databases for their web applications.
  • Easy Configuration: Known for its ease of configuration. Users can easily set up and configure the server through a user friendly interface.
  • Testing Environment: It's primarily used as a local testing environment for web development. Developers can test websites and web applications locally before deploying them to a live server.
  • Control Panel: Provides a control panel that allows users to start and stop the server components and configure settings.

The package provides a great method of bringing your webwork with you to show potential clients, classmates and instructors, friends etc. This All In One Portable Webserver is available in various packages ranging from a micro package to a full blown Server with Perl.

Server2Go Specifications and Download

  • Authors Website: Archived Project Page
    It appears that this project has been abandoned or discontinued. An archived link to the official source is being provided.
  • License: Freeware
  • Supported OS: Windows
  • Downloading: Choose a Portable Server2Go download from one of the zipped versions.

Note: There is also a modified fork of this portable http server for Windows called ExMo which can be found on GitHub.

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