appweb [options] [IP][:port] [documentRoot]
Appweb is a compact embedded HTTP web server. It is a fast, small-
footprint, multi-threaded, standards-based, portable server developed
for use by embedded devices and applications. It can run as a stand-
alone web server or the Appweb library can be embedded in applications.
Appweb supports HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2, SSL, digest and basic authentication,
virtual hosting, ranged requests, chunked transfers, file upload, CGI,
FastCGI, Proxy and security limits. Appweb has an Apache style config-
uration file and supports the ESP and PHP web frameworks.
Appweb normally reads the appweb.conf file for configuration direc-
tives. However, if appweb is invoked with an IP address or port number
on the command line, Appweb will not read the configuration file.
Rather it will listen for requests on the specified IP:PORT address. If
the PORT component is omitted, Appweb will listen on port 80. If the IP
address is omitted and a port is supplied, Appweb will listen on all
Appweb responds to the SIGUSR2 signal and toggles the trace level from
2 to 4 and vice-versa. Appweb responds to the SIGINFO|SIGPWR signal and
emits operational stats to the trace log.
Define the name of the Appweb configuration file. This is by
Change the system root directory for Appweb. This creates a
chroot jail so that the Appweb process cannot access any files
outside the given directory.
Name the Appweb log file. This will override the ErrorLog direc-
tive in the configuration file. The syntax is:
Define a unique name for this instance of Appweb. Useful for ps
Name the Appweb request trace file. This will override the
TraceLog directive in the configuration file. The syntax is:
Shorthand for --log stdout:4. The -v option is an alias for
Output the product version number.
Shorthand for --log stdout:DIGIT --trace stdout:DIGIT.
Report bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright (C) Embedthis Software.
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