SilverStripe with php built-in server

Sometimes you just want to check a SilverStripe version, module or theme fast and dont want to setup the whole stack.
Then simply use PHPs built-in webserver to serve your SilverStripe site.

php -S localhost:8000 ./framework/main.php

Now you can call http://localhost:8000 to check your SilverStripe website.

Or, a bit more verbose, use
which is a nice wrapper around this.

In case you also need a vanilla database with default pages, you can add the environment file in mysite/_config.php:


create the file ./_ss_environment.php:

define('SS_DATABASE_SERVER', 'localhost');
define('SS_DATABASE_USERNAME', 'root');
define('SS_DATABASE_NAME', 'SS_Mysite');
define('SS_DEFAULT_ADMIN_USERNAME', 'admin');
define('SS_DEFAULT_ADMIN_PASSWORD', 'admin');

and run in the console:

framework/sake dev/build flush=1

If your user is allowed to create databases (for dev purposes on the local machine i simply use the root user) you will now have a new database with default pages.

When the project gets into serious development phase i would recommend to setup a real environment setup with apache/nginx with f.e docker. (Post on this is coming soon :))

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