"Cheap" Perl HTTPD for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/XP
This software assumes you are running TCP/IP on a Windows 95/98/ME/NT/XP PC. By
installing this software, you can use a Windows PC to host a Web site.
The Web server (a.k.a. HTTP daemon) is written in Perl and can be
readily modified as required to meet your individual needs.
This software can be downloaded from
If all things go well, you should get something like this Web page
(file named index.htm). To create your own Web site content, place HTML
documents in the \HTTP directory. The first HTML document you add
should replace index.htm. The HTTP daemon will restrict outside
users' Web browsers to files located in the directory tree rooted at
- Unzip "w95httpd.zip" into a directory named \http
- Start a MS-DOS Prompt window (i.e., command shell) and change directory to "\http"
- Execute "httpd.bat"
- Use a Web browser to connect to your PC at URL http://x.y.z.w/ where
x.y.z.w is the IP address of your PC. (If you are
running your Web browser on the same PC as "httpd.pl" you can use
Files ending in ".lnk" are "symbolic links" to other
files/directories. Such link files should contain a single line with
the full path to another file/directory. Files ending in ".cgi" and
files stored in a directory named "cgi-bin" (in the HTTP root directory)
are assumed to be proper Perl CGI scripts.
The directory \HTTP should contain the following files:
httpd.bat - batch file to start HTTP daemon
httpd.pl - HTTP daemon (Perl script)
index.htm - this Web page
inetd.exe - Windows 95/NT INETD executable (needed to start Perl HTTP daemon)
inetd.c - Windows 95/NT INETD source code
perl.exe - Perl executable
perl100.dll - Perl DLL
Cmd32.exe - Perl "helper" application (for system command)
Perlglob.exe - Perl "helper" application
readme - help file
This software is copyright ©1998 by Steve Freyder.
You may do virtually what you wish with this software, as long as the
explicit reference to its original author is retained.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS AND COME WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S) BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
Any trademarks referenced herein are those of their respective owners.
Thu Nov 30 11:37:59 PST 2006
All opinions expressed here are solely those of the author,
Bruce D. Lightner,
and not those of his employer(s).
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