JavaScript - Node.js

A collection of useful Node.js code snippets and resources.

HTTP Server

An easy way to get a Node.js http server up and running is by installing the http-server node module globally, npm install http-server -g. Here is an example using the -a option to specify an address to use. For more options, run http-server --help.

http-server -a localhost
  • http-server default is to use address which is reachable by all IP addresses of the local machine’s network interface. Therefore, it may not be safe to run this address on a public network.