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Simple HTTP Web Server

A simple web server, built in javascript, distributed as an NPM package, for node.js.

At the time of this writing, it will serve up static HTML, CSS, and JS over a specified port.

This is similar to the python module SimpleHTTPServer.


npm -g install simple-http-server

The -g flag lets you use the command line tool.



By default, this will serve up the current directory on port 80. You can see what you can configure by running:

nserver --help

This outputs:

-d, --directory    root directory to serve
-p, --port         port to listen on
    --nocolors     disable colors, default: false
    --nologs       disable logs, default: false
    --help         show this help screen

Please note - the help screen can change, run it when you install to see what your version is capable of.

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Copyright 2012 Andrew Thorp
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