cakephp-instaweb(1) lightweight HTTP server for developing CakePHP applications


cakephp-instaweb [-p PORT] [-i INTERFACE] [-r] [-q] [<webroot>]


cakephp-instaweb is a lightweight web server designed for quick development of CakePHP web applications.

It is designed to be reasonably intelligent in locating your application's webroot folder: running the program from somewhere near your application's "app" folder without specifying a webroot argument will start a small web server on port 3000 that will point at your application.

(If cakephp-instaweb is unsuccessful in locating your application, or you wish to start the server from a different folder, you can specify a precise application webroot location on the command line.)


--port, -p
Specify which port to run on. (default: 3000)
--interface, -i
Specify which interface to run on. (default:
--disable-rewrite, -r
Disables Apache-style rewriting of URLs. You will need to enable the BASE_URL configuration variable in app/config/core.php for URLs to function correctly after disabling rewrites.
--quiet, -q
Make as little noise as possible.
-help, -h
Shows help message.


cakephp-instaweb was written by Chris Lamb <[email protected]>.