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php_build-in_webserver [2018-01-08 13:59]
jroeterd created
php_build-in_webserver [2019-11-04 14:46] (current)
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 When installing DokuWiki as a desktop wiki on a Mac (and possible also other OS) only PHP is needed. You can use the build-in PHP webserver. See [[http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.webserver.php|PHP build-in webserver]] for more information.  When installing DokuWiki as a desktop wiki on a Mac (and possible also other OS) only PHP is needed. You can use the build-in PHP webserver. See [[http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.webserver.php|PHP build-in webserver]] for more information. 
  
-Your Mac comes with PHP included. As I am on OS X El Capitan my included PHP version is 5.5.38. The newest OS X High Sierra comes with PHP 7.1+Your Mac comes with PHP included. The newest OS X Catalina comes with PHP 7.3.8
  
 Download DokuWiki and extract the files in a directory of your choosing. In this directory (containing the doku.php and index.php file) open a terminal and type in the following: Download DokuWiki and extract the files in a directory of your choosing. In this directory (containing the doku.php and index.php file) open a terminal and type in the following:
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 This will start the PHP webserver. Going to http://localhost:8000 will show you your DokuWiki start page. Run the install.php if it is a new installation. A terminal window will stay open while you are running the server. If you do not want that read further.  This will start the PHP webserver. Going to http://localhost:8000 will show you your DokuWiki start page. Run the install.php if it is a new installation. A terminal window will stay open while you are running the server. If you do not want that read further. 
  
-==== dokuwiki.app ====+==== DokuWiki.app ====
 On a mac you can use Automator to create an APP file. Choose to create an application and choose to run a terminal command. Use the command mentioned above. When you safe Automator askes you where to store the .app file. You can safe it in you Applications folder.  On a mac you can use Automator to create an APP file. Choose to create an application and choose to run a terminal command. Use the command mentioned above. When you safe Automator askes you where to store the .app file. You can safe it in you Applications folder. 
  
-When you start it the server will be started without a terminal window. To close the webserver you need to kill it in the ActivityMonitor. +Add ''&>/dev/null &'' to the terminal command if you do not want a spinning gear icon in the iconbar at the top of your screen.  
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 +When you start it the server will be started without a terminal window. To close the webserver you need to kill the php process it in the ActivityMonitor.  
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 +==== Experiences ==== 
 +I am running a vanilla DokuWiki without any additional plugins with this install method for a couple of days now without any trouble. As mentioned on the PHP build-in webserver page this install is not usable for any production environment. But seems to me it is ok for a local desktop wiki
  
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php_build-in_webserver.1515416379.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018-01-08 13:59 by jroeterd