mini_httpd with Haserl

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mini_httpd is a small HTTP server. Its performance is not great, but for low or medium traffic sites it's quite adequate. It implements all the basic features of an HTTP server.

Haserl is a small program that uses shell or Lua script to create cgi web scripts. It is intended for environments where PHP or ruby are too big.

mini_httpd setup

For setting up mini_httpd please see article mini_httpd

Haserl setup

Haserl package is available in the Alpine Linux repositories. To install it run:

apk add haserl

You need to modify mini_httpd.conf (to add cgipat)

vi /etc/mini_httpd/mini_httpd.conf

## do not leave empty lines in here!

mini_httpd service should be restarted because we have changed it's configuration

rc-service mini_httpd restart

Creating sample bash script

vi /www/

content-type: text/plain

<%# This is a sample "env" script %>
<% env %>

Setting execution permission

chmod +x /www/*.sh


For troubleshooting you can try running commands:


/usr/bin/haserl /www/

apk add sudo sudo -u minihttpd /usr/bin/haserl /www/

apk add curl curl http://localhost/

mini_httpd with Haserl and Lua

Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It supports procedural programming, object-oriented programming, functional programming, data-driven programming, and data description.

For setting up mini_httpd with Haserl and Lua, please, see arcticle mini_httpd with Haserl and Lua