The PHP command line (CLI SAPI) has a built-in Web server that is useful for quick Grav site testing or demos. It is not a full-featured Web server and should not be used on a public network.
On the command line, navigate to the [GRAV_ROOT] folder.
php -S localhost:8080 system/router.php to start the server. You should see a response like the one below.
php -S localhost:8080 system/router.php PHP 7.3.27 Development Server started at Thu Jun 17 09:24:46 2021 Listening on http://localhost:8080 Document root is /Users/somerandom/Desktop/quick-grav-test Press Ctrl-C to quit.
Browse to the URL specified, e.g.,
To stop the Web server, press Ctrl-C.
If you get an "Address already in use" error when executing the
php -S command, there is already a Web server running on your machine at the specified port number (e.g.,
:8080). You can resolve this by changing the port number in your command (e.g.,
:8181) and trying again.
The CLI Web server displays its log in real-time as you browse the site, which can be helpful for quick testing.
PHP 7.3.27 Development Server started at Thu Jun 17 09:24:46 2021 Listening on http://localhost:8080 Document root is /Users/somerandom/Desktop/quick-grav-test Press Ctrl-C to quit. [Thu Jun 17 09:26:15 2021] 127.0.0.1:63965 : / [Thu Jun 17 09:26:15 2021] 127.0.0.1:64007 : /assets/fd2c5827e1f18bb54d20265f4fc56b59.css?g-74e4c5a3 [Thu Jun 17 09:26:15 2021] 127.0.0.1:64008 : /assets/d87a2d24fae663a8c55e144c963a1915.js?g-74e4c5a3 [Thu Jun 17 09:26:15 2021] 127.0.0.1:64014 : /assets/1d8c5ea92966046d4649472f1630a253.js?g-74e4c5a3 [Thu Jun 17 09:26:16 2021] 127.0.0.1:64024 : /user/images/navigation/logo_small.png [Thu Jun 17 09:26:16 2021] 127.0.0.1:64028 : /user/images/navigation/bgdark.svg [Thu Jun 17 09:26:16 2021] 127.0.0.1:64030 : /user/images/navigation/bglight_50.png [Thu Jun 17 09:26:16 2021] 127.0.0.1:64032 : /user/images/navigation/brand.svg
Visit the PHP Web site to learn more about the CLI Web server.
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