As a standalone server the engine is typically used on small installation, like a multimedia CD published for Windows operating systems. Using the engine you can set up a configuration that automatically starts when the user inserts the CD and the browser accesses the information stored on the CD through the BASIC programs. This lets you store compressed or encrypted data on the CD in case uncompressed data would exceed CD size limit and decompress on the fly or implement search indexes to help the users find the proper information.
[ Note: To make available configuration of ScriptBasic on Windows platforms the v1.0build22 changed the search path for configuration file. Now the first choice is file `scriba.conf' in the same directory as the binary.]