I currently have XAMPP installed in a Sandisk thumb drive, USB 2.0. This is great for portability but as you might imagine, it is quite slow.
I tried out a USB 3.0 version of this setup, with a USB 3.0 port and the speed wasn't noticeably faster.
I would love to have a portable web server (external). I work on three machines currently and I really like having the mercurial repositories and web server in one place.
Any idea if a solid state drive via SATA or USB 3.0 would be any faster than the USB flash drive method I have already tried?
Has anyone tried different setups for portable web servers?
My apologies if this should be on Serverfault.com. I was unsure because it is kind of cross board topic-wise.
EDIT - I purchased an enclosure and a 64 GB SSD with USB 3.0. They are on their way so I will report back with some speed numbers and hopefully it will show some good results.