Can a PHP/MySQL website run from a CD?

  • Rosco_B
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Hi! One of my clients asked me the possibility to have his web site on CD for marketing purposes (is an on-line magazine). I know several off-line browsers, but the website becames static. Have you already done this? Any recommendation? Any clue is very welcome. :)
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I highly doubt that it's possible. php and mysql both require a web server running and a web server is going to require an OS.
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What is this cd going to have on it? Is it for offlne shopping? If it is then there is no reason for not to be static. If its for online. You can simply use C++ or some other language to code a app that will get info from the web.
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We have managed to put a dynamic website onto CD for a client. It worked by installing a tiny version of php and mysql turning the local machine into a small server temporarily. When the CD becomes unloaded, it is no longer installed. This only runs on PC not mac though - different installs obviously, and no change can be made to the data contained in the database, so it was for demonstration purposes only.

Will find out what was put onto the CD to do this and update later on!
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It is possible to run portable web servers and php engine in thumb drives. I'm not too sure whether you will be able to make it into a CD. Try your luck.

Go here: XAMPP
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Hi there,

OutSite-In (http://www.outsite-in.com) is a software that helps you get easily your website off-line and still dynamic even on CD.

We call the offline site an "outersite". An outersite manages automatically your PHP and MySQL database on Windows without end-user installation.

You can try it for free.

Greetings!
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Note the 30-day free trial, unless Claudia can give you special offer. LOL
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PHP is a server side scripting language, meaning that it has to be run on a web server or a local host on your own machine... so you cant run it off a cd.
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You haven't heard of portable web server. See my previous message.
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Thank you all for your answers!

I tried OutSite-In and I'm quite satisfied. My feedback: Very easy to use, fast files and data download, a good Help file... it worked very fine! Nice software. :D
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Write yourself a server that runs from the CD :) then write another server that embeds the MySQL inside the server running from the CD.
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You must have PHP and SQL online on a webserver. Its common sense. Unless there is some bogus way to get apache on a disk, your screwed like a light bulb.
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never tried it myself, how about a php compiler. I do believe that there are a few out there and might not be too mature. Checkout this slashdot article http://developers.slashdot.org/article. ... 13/2237233
Than again, you still have the mysql issue.

What about a live linux distro, modify it where only have web browser in the gui...this way, you could reuse it over and over again.
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OutSite-In violates MySQL AB Dual Licensing because it contains GPL covered code (MySQL engines) but it's a closed source software and the company doesn't own an OEM license as requested by MySQL Dual License (see http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/).

Searching on the net there are other better products that does the same, even for free (see http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=web+server+on+cd)
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this was on a google add just above our heads...

http://www.outsite-in.com/en/solutions/ ... WAod6QtWCA
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Hi guys,

OutSite-in is an easy and useful Webmaster tool, you can try it for FREE for 30 days: http://www.outsite-in.com/en/download-outsite-in.html

Since the beginning we have been developping OutSite-In in close relation with MySQL and there is no violation of MySQL dual Licensing. I invite you to read the post of Marjorie Toucas, MySQL Corporate Sales Manager on the MySQL website: http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?4,114867,114867 .

I invite you also to read about our special agreement when integrating MySQL commercial licence as an OEM applies: http://www.outsite-in.com/en/outsite-in ... cense.html

Cheers!

Claudia- OutSite-In Team
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This all sounds real dodge.

Sounds like two vedors trying to compete here.

Just as a matter of interest. The more I work with MySQL the more I realise the MAJOR FLAWS it has in terms of suppoting large scale applications.

I would recommend looking into Firebird or PostgreSQL.
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I searched "can a php website run from a cd" and google brought me here.

Rosco_B, did you find a solution to your problem? :?:
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Hi,

I highly recommend you to use LitePXP (you can Google it). :D

LitePXP is a completely portable application which includes Apache, MySQL and PHP 5.3. LitePXP will enable you to run your PHP applications directly from a CD/DVD, USB stick or hard disk without any installation. You can use LitePXP to put your PHP website on a CD/DVD to distribute to clients. Your clients need only to insert the CD/DVD. Then LitePXP starts automatically and shows the website's pages from the CD/DVD. Of course, you can also use LitePXP to put your PHP website on a USB flash drive or other portable media for distribution to your clients.

Here are some key features of LitePXP:

* Includes Apache, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and PHP 5.3 with many extensions installed
* Can be run directly from CD-ROM, USB stick or hard disk without installation
* Can be run in the directory with blank spaces in the name
* Can be run in Japanese or other non-English directory
* Apache uses port 81 if the default port 80 is in use
* The default username is root and password is empty in MySQL or phpMyAdmin
* MySQL uses port 3307 if the default port 3306 is in use
* Can be rebranded with your product name, icon and splash image
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Another one is The Uniform Server (or UniServer). You can copy whole php site into USB or CD.

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