Grunt static http server task


This grunt task provides you with an http server to serve your static files that you can hook in your grunt build.

Usage examples:

  • Host your jasmine tests from grunt
  • Test your single page application static html
  • Host static JSON responses for your tests
  • Test HTTPS support on your static web pages, tests, ...
  • ...

After run the grunt task (e.g. grunt http-server:dev) you can open on your browser.

npm install grunt-http-server
    'http-server': {
        'dev': {
            // the server root directory 
            root: <path>,
            // the server port 
            // can also be written as a function, e.g. 
            // port: function() { return 8282; } 
            port: 8282,
            // the host ip address 
            // If specified to, for example, "" the server will 
            // only be available on that ip. 
            // Specify "" to be available everywhere 
            host: "",
            cache: <sec>,
            showDir : true,
            autoIndex: true,
            // server default file extension 
            ext: "html",
            // run in parallel with other tasks 
            runInBackground: true|false,
            // specify a logger function. By default the requests are 
            // sent to stdout. 
            logFnfunction(reqreserror) { },
            // Proxies all requests which can't be resolved locally to the given url 
            // Note this this will disable 'showDir' 
            proxy: "",
            /// Use 'https: true' for default module SSL configuration 
            /// (default state is disabled) 
            https: {
                cert: "cert.pem",
                key : "key.pem"
            // Tell grunt task to open the browser 
            openBrowser : false

Oscar Brito

Copyright (c) 2015 Oscar Brito, contributors. Released under the MIT license