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This is a simple http server for static content. It will be installed as a service in your system.

Warning: This was only tested in Windows 10.

Warning: This IS NOT production ready.

Obs.: For commands, be sure to use an elevated console (admin rights).


  • You MUST be running Windows 10 or Linux (untested).
  • You MUST have up to date Node JS installed.
  • You MUST have up to date NPM installed.
  • If running Windows 10, you must run the following command: npm install --global --production windows-build-tools. Obs.: It may fail sometimes.
  • If running Windows 10, you must ensure Phyton 2.7 (installed in the previous item) is in your Path.


Step 1

Create a YAML file with the name you want. I will call mine: settings.yml (this one will be used in step 4).

Step 2

In settings.yml, write the following content:

sourceDir: .
port: 8001
  1. sourceDir must point to where your files will be.
  2. sourceDir is relative to settings.yml path.
  3. port defines where the HTTP server will be listening for requests.
Step 3

In source directory, create a file named test.txt with the following content:

Test OK!
Step 4

Install the server as a service with the following comands:

npm install -g static-httpd
static-service install my-project "/absolute/path/to/my/settings.yml"
Step 5
  • On Windows, start the server running: net start static-my-project on elevated shell.
  • On Debian/Ubuntu, start the server running: sudo service static-my-project start.
Step 6

In your browser, get and done!

Have Questions?

Please, if you have any questions, suggestions, doubts, etc.. Don't hesitate to open issues.


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