Since version 5.4, PHP has a built-in web server feature. But the feature is not intended to be a full-featured web server. We can use it for application development, testing purposes, and application demonstration.
How does it work? Let’s try.
In this tutorial, I use:
- Ubuntu 16.04
- PHP 7.0.8
/var/www/php/as document root
index.php and write these codes to the file:
Save it to
By using terminal, execute this command:
php -S localhost:8080 -t /var/www/php/
Open a web browser application and go to localhost:8080.