BadBlue – http://badblue.com – is an easy, free personal web server for Windows designed specifically to support PHP in a tiny footprint. The entire download is less than 500K, installs to a single folder, runs in the system tray and can be configured to run PHP (with its PHP Wizard) in less than 30 seconds.
New version 2.4 supports automatic JPG thumbnail displays in virtual directories. If you define a virtual directory, clicking on the camera icon in the folder view will automatically generate clickable thumbnails. In addition, the built-in search function now supports full-text search for any type of file (Excel spreadsheets, Word docs, etc.). This makes it easy to create advanced PHP applications that can find content on desktop PCs, transfer files from one PC to another, or search private peer-to-peer networks.
BadBlue also includes the ShareOffice Library for PHP, which provides simple functions that can convert an entire Excel spreadsheet into HTML; converters for Word and Access are also supported. The ShareOffice library can run on any PHP-enabled server (e.g., Apache on Linux); this central server can connect to remote desktop PC’s running BadBlue to search, download and publish Office content easily – no matter where on the network it may be located.
If you need a personal web server to run PHP on a Windows PC easily… or if you want to create powerful PHP applications that integrate with the Windows and Office… get the free download of BadBlue Personal Edition 2.4 at http://badblue.com/down.htm