Modular Haskell Web Server

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BSD3 licensed by Simon Marlow, Bjorn Bringert
Maintained by Henning Thielemann
This is a web server written in Haskell, based on Simon Marlow's original
Haskell Web Server. It has a module system and can run CGI programs.

The original program is described in:
Developing a high-performance web server in Concurrent Haskell,
Simon Marlow,
Journal of Functional Programming, 12(4+5):359--374, July 2002

The original version available from:

A more conservative update of the original HWS is available from:

=== Build ===

You can use either Cabal or make to build HWS.

==== With Cabal ====

$ runghc Setup.hs configure
$ runghc Setup.hs build

This produces the binary ``dist/build/hws/hws``.

==== With make ====

$ make

This produces the binary ``./hws``.

=== Configure ===

There is a config file example in ``conf/httpd.conf``. The server should run with the
example settings, but it would not be very usable. See the example file
for more information about the configuration parameters.

=== Run ===

usage: hws [option...]
-f filename --config=filename default: "conf/httpd.conf"
-d directory --server-root=directory default: "."

The server root is the directory which hws uses as base for the
configuration and log file paths.

Files are served from the DocumentRoot.

==== CGI ====

Files which have the filename suffix ``.cgi`` are run as CGI programs.

==== Debug ====

Look in the error log file (``log/error.log`` by default) for any error messages.
If this does not help, try setting LogLevel to debug (in the config file).
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