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Convert php site to .exe

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Hi all, i have developed a php-mysql web application, which is a school based project.

My client wants the this application to be converted into a .exe file such that it can be installed on his desktop and use it.

 

How can the php website can be converted to a .exe file and can it be run without the need of a database/server software ?

 

Please advice.  ;)

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There are compilers around for php but you need to program with them specifically in mind. I'm not sure you can just compile a web application (server - client) into an exe and expect it to work. Its a different approach all together.

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Also if you wish to distribute MySQL embedded into your application you need to buy a commercial license (or distribute your application on open source license - so why bother compiling it?)

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Hi, thanks for your replies. Here, iam also planning to use sQLite for developing the application, instead of MySQL.

But what my intention is that i want my application to be converted into a .exe file, such that the application can be run wven without the web browser.

 

I heard about the Bambalam extension, but not sure about it.

Please advise.... Thanks.  8)

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Well you could use postgre SQL, that's free, I think. You could bundle apache, php and postgre and install it all on client's server.

 

regards,

 

Goat

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He could do this with MySQL as well. The point is he wants to have it all as a standalone app.

 

IMHO the best option would be to rewrite application in some language that's better suited for desktop applications like Java for example.

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GTK isn't a compiler so that should remove that from the list.

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Yes, GTK is not a compiler. But then i need to develop the application from scratch using it.

So that option can be removed.  ;)

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Hi, i came across this tool, and hope it satisfies my purpose.  :)

 

Server2Go is a Webserver that runs out of the box without any installation and on write protected media. This means that web applications based on Server2Go can be used directly from cdrom, a usb stick or from any folder on a hard disk without the hassle of configuring Apache, PHP or MySQL.

Server2Go allows you to create a standalone working web site or PHP application on a CD-ROM.

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