Create a pre-configured HTTP server
I've found my self writing this particular piece of snippet over and over again. If you need to have a common API for creating a HTTP, HTTPS or SPDY server this might be the module that you've been waiting for.
Add it to your Node.js project by running
npm install --save create-server
In all code examples we assume that you've required the module and saved it as
'use strict';var create = require'create-server';
create variable is now a function which can be used to create different
types of servers. The function accepts 2 different arguments:
- A number which should be the port number or object with the configuration for the servers.
- Optionally, an object with different callback methods.
The following properties can be configured:
- port: The port number we should listen on. Also used to determine which type of server we need to create.
- spdy: Create SPDY server instead of a HTTPS server.
- root: The root folder that contains your HTTPS certs.
- key, cert, ca, pfx, crl Path or array of paths which will be read out the correct files. The path should be relative to the root option.
- redirect: Start up an optional HTTP server who will redirect users to the port you're listening on. The supplied value should be the port number we need to listen on.
- listen: Do need to start listening to the server for you?
The following properties can be provided as callback object:
- close: Server is closed.
- request: Received a new incoming request.
- upgrade: Received a HTTP upgrade request.
- listening: We're now listening. Receives an optional error as first argument.
- error: Received a new error on the server.
- https: A new HTTPS server has been created.
- http: A new HTTP server has been created.
- spdy: A new SPDY server has been created.