This article will assist you in using the Solar Web Server program
Visit the page here for help installing Solar on Windows, or visit this page for help installing Solar on linux.
Start/Stop Server - You can start and stop your web server using the Start/Stop Server button at the top left. Your server must be running to be able to view any webpages served by your web server.
View in Browser - Click the View in Browser button to look at your web pages. If you specify an index file below, Solar will automatically launch your browser to the specified index file. Otherwise, it will default to index.html or index.php.
Root Directory - The root directory is the folder that contains your website's HTML and PHP files. When you select a directory
Index - Specifies the index file for the View in Browser function.
Port - You can change the port on which the server runs on using the box next to the text Port.
Site viewable to other devices on LAN - If you check the box, "Site viewable to other devices on LAN", other devices on the same network as you will be able to view your webpage by typing in your computer's internal IP address, a colon sign (:), and then the port number you have chosen. This feature is good for testing websites on devices with different screen sizes, like phones and tablets. Note: This feature does not enable devices outside of your local network to see your website. If you want this to happen, go into your router's settings and forward the port used by your web server (default 8000).
My server isn't working!
There are many things that can cause your server to fail to work. Luckily, most of them are easy to fix!
Make sure there is no other process using the same port as your server. If there is, stop that server or change Solar's port
(Windows) Make sure the folder labeled php_binaries is in the same folder as the file Solar.exe.