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I tried Mako Server ( and found it quite good. Within an LSP page you can evaluate Lua functions and execute Lua snippets. A drawback so far I have recognized is that certain features in i/o and math is different from standard Lua.


On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Etiene Dalcol <> wrote:
Hi Michael,

There are many webservers that allow running lua scripts. The top 2 that come to mind are Apache and NginX. However they don't allow the execution of lua scripts by default, on Apache you need to configure it using a --enable-lua flag and then enable the mod_lua module. You can find more about it here: And for NginX there's an extension called OpenResty ( There's also a webserver in lua called Xavante ( As for running then on your host service, I guess you would need to contact them!


2015-02-06 16:37 GMT+01:00 Michael Gerbracht <>:

I would like to generate a licence file using lua code involving some
information from a website. So if user goes to my website, makes some choices
and enters his personal data, this information should be passed to a lua
script (e.g. by writing/reading a database entry) which takes the provided
information and generates a licence file. This licence file should then be
send to the user (via e-mail or download).

My question is not about the lua script itself but I don't know whether it is
possible to run a lua script on a webserver. Can you give me some hint
whether this is possible and what it required to get it running? Also, is it
likely that my hoster ( will allow me to run a lua script on
my website?

thank you very much,