I carry many .php pages, but I mostly write in Ruby these days.
My question is if webrick could be used to serve php pages.
Right now I use apache, but I want to be flexible and become less
dependant on apache. (Actually, that apache sends the pages to the php
interpreter, is pretty much the only reason I use apache).
Is it possible to send .php pages to the php parser, and have webrick
serve the resulting html “string” to the “visitor”? (“Visitor” because
these pages arent really for everyone, its mostly a local faq for me
which i wrote in php some years ago)
Mongrel’s plugin support will be available soon, and I’m going to take
a shot at getting a PHP interpreter working with that, but as for
right now, your best bet is to look up NanoWeb. It’s a mini webserver
written in PHP, much like Webrick is to Ruby. It seems to perform very
well. If nothing else, you can configure it on a different port and do
some form of proxying to that port for getting the PHP pages served.
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