What is Server2GoServer2Go is a Webserver that runs out of the box without any installation and on write protected media. This means that web applications based on Server2Go can be used directly from cdrom, a usb stick or from any folder on a hard disk without the hassle of configuring Apache, PHP or MySQL.
Server2Go allows you to create a standalone working web site or PHP application on a CD-ROM. There are many examples of its possible useses such as catalogue software, calculation programmes, image campaigns (CMS-based), computer based training lessons or other applicatons. Most PHP-Software such as the content management system Joomla or the computer based training software Moodle can be used from CD-ROM with the help of Server2Go.
Server2Go was developed in the first instance for use on CD-ROM but there is no problem in using it from other drives too. Using a web browser, a user can run php programs as well as view html files on the CD-ROM. He only needs to insert a CD with Server2Go. The server software starts automatically and a browser is opened with the Website of the CD-ROM.
Server2Go was built in the first place to replace other CD-ROM webservers such as WampOnCD or Microweb that lacked some important features or are not being actively developed.
- Free! No royalties
- Complete WAMPP Server-Stack
- Runs directly from CD-ROM, USB Stick or Hard disk without installation
- Full featured webserver (based on apache)
- PHP 5.x support with many extensions installed (e.g. gd)
- Supports SQLite databases
- Runs on all versions of Windows from Win 98 and above, MAC OSX support is coming
- Support for MySQL 5 Databases
- Supports many PHP extensions (GD-Lib, PDO...) by default
- Support for Perl 5.8
LicenseServer2Go is Donationware. This means that you can download and use it for free and you don't have to pay any royalty charges when distributing an application on CD-ROM that uses Server2Go. But if you use it commercially or just want to say "thank you" you should donate to the project to help its further development. How to donate? Just take a look at the donation page. There are a lot of inexpensive ways of helping.
Every donor is given a user id and password with which he can download additional software that is not publicly available. Take a look at the Server2Go download page for more information about the VIP downloads