emweb-wt is a module for emweb which adds support for Web Templates.


emweb is a micro web server designed to be lightweight and efficient.

$ npm install emweb

To set up a basic web server:

var emweb = require('emweb');
var server = new emweb.Server();

By default, the server reads files from ./public/. All files should be placed in here as forward slashes are stripped from requests. The server requires root privileges to run as it listens on port 80, the standard port used for HTTP.

$ sudo node index

The server drops root privileges as soon as it is listening on port 80. This can be verified by running ps -u.

var server = new require('emweb').start();
// change the public directory 
server.directory = '/var/www/';
// set user id and group id - must be able to read /var/www/ 
server.uid = 'emweb';
server.gid = 'emweb';
// change the index page from index.html to home.html 
server.routes.default = 'home.html';
// change the 404 page from 404.html to notfound.html 
server.routes[404] = 'notfound.html';
// map common file types to content types 
server.content_types.css = 'text/css';
server.content_types.png = 'image/png';
server.content_types.gif = 'image/gif';
server.content_types.mp4 = 'video/mp4';
server.content_types.txt = 'text/plain';
server.content_types.getjson = 'application/json';
// ignore caching certain file types to avoid excessive memory usage 
server.cache_ignores.png = true;
server.cache_ignores.mp4 = true;
// ignore certain file types 
server.handlers.log = false;
server.handlers.bak = false;
server.handlers.db = false;
server.handlers.json = false;
// an example handler, just for demonstration purposes 
server.handlers.getjson = function(requestresponserequest_urldata)
// start the server!