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2.3.7 • Public • Published

hostr

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Great for testing quick HTML code.

A simple web server for the current working directory. Used for hello world style web sites hosting only files in current directory structure.

Serves up files and caches files for quick responses.

Watches directory structure and refreshes on file changes through LiveReload.

Installation

Run the following

npm install hostr -g

Use

Run the following command to host the current working directory

cd project/my_development_project
hostr

A simple web server will be hosted at

http://localhost:3000

To host at a different port, set the PORT environment variable (For example, host on port 8080).

hostr --port 8080

Watch Changes

To disable watching (debugging only)

hostr --watch off

To ignore files create a .hostrignore file in the current working directory using minimatch notation

file
directory/all/files/**/*
directory/*

For more information check out minimatch

LiveReload

LiveReload is used for development. hostr monitors your files. When a file save occurs LiveReload communicates with your site and pushes a refresh to your browser (e.g. - iPhone/Android/Blackberry, Desktop-Chrome/IE/Safari) so that your changes are immediately visible.

Communication between hostr and LiveReload occur through WebSockets. You must use a WebSocket enabled browser.

To use LiveReload (additional instructions):

Add the following code to your HTML:

<script>document.write('<script src="http://' + (location.host || 'localhost').split(':')[0] + ':35729/livereload.js?snipver=1"></' + 'script>')</script>

Then run hostr and when file changes are detected your browser will refresh.

cd project/my_development_project
hostr

LiveReload port can be changed (default: 35729), to use port 32021

hostr --livereload-port 32021

To disable LiveReload

hostr --livereload off

Cache

To change cache expiration time (seconds, default: 60)

host --cache-expiration 5

Quiet Mode

To run quietly use

hostr --quiet

And output will be suppressed

Contribute

If you've got ideas on how to make hostr better create an issue and mark an enhancement in Github.

License

Copyright (c) 2014 Henry Tseng

Released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

install

npm i hostr

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version

2.3.7

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MIT

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