cakephp-instaweb [-pPORT][-iINTERFACE][-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]>.