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server

A modern and powerful server for Node.js

Server

A simple, powerful and flexible server for Node.js:

let server = require('server');
 
// Launch it in port 3000 to serve static files in /public on http://localhost:3000/ 
server();
 
// OR serve static files from the project root on http://localhost:8000/ 
server({ port: 8000, public: './' });
 
// OR use some simple routes on  on http://localhost:8080/ 
let { get, post } = server.router;
server({ port: 8080 },
  get('/', (req, res) => res.render('index')),
  post('/', (req, res) => console.log(req.body))
);

It parses cookies, forms, files, etc automatically with default middlewares while still letting you personalize the options or change those middlewares for others you prefer (or just remove them).

Getting started

After getting Node ready and npm init, run this in your project folder to install the server:

npm install server --save

Then you can create a file called app.js and set the following:

// Include the server in your file 
let server = require('server');
let { get, post } = server.router;
 
// Initialize the server on port 3000 
server(3000,
 
  // Handle requests to the url "/" ( http://localhost:3000/ ) 
  get('/', (req, res) => res.send('Hello world!'))
);

Execute this in the terminal to get the server started:

node app.js

And finally, open your browser on localhost:3000 and you should see your server answered 'Hello world!'.

Documentation

Everything is documented in detail here:

Full Documentation

You can also download the repository and try the examples by browsing to them and node app.js inside each of them in /examples.

License

Licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE for the full license.

Author

This package was created by Francisco Presencia but hopefully developed and maintained by many others. See the the list of contributors here.

Trivia

This website is NOT running on server.js. It doesn't make sense to run a custom server to display a static website so it's hosted on Github's Pages. From my personal projects I've migrated Comments Network so far to use server.js. You can see it integrated here: