Start Simple HTTP Server with Python

This methode wil install the webserver in The same directory where you apply the python command.

The command will read automaticly the index.html page . if there is no index.html will list the contents of the directory .



So lets start

cd /var/www/html
[root@test11 html]# ls


[root@test11 html]# touch index.html
[root@test11 html]# view index.html

(make your Welcome text message)

[root@test11 html]# python -m SimpleHTTPServer

Serving HTTP on port 8000 … – – [23/Sep/2009 07:00:29] “GET / HTTP/1.1” 200 –

Now open your browser with

http://localhost:8000 or or http://IP:8000


Other way you can change the web port with :

python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8081 or other  port

If you want to make your server local in your intern LAN of Only on this server edit this Pyhton script :


import sys
import BaseHTTPServer
from SimpleHTTPServer import SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
HandlerClass = SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
ServerClass = BaseHTTPServer.HTTPServer
Protocol = "HTTP/1.0"
if sys.argv[1:]:
port = int(sys.argv[1])
port = 8000
server_address = ('', port)
HandlerClass.protocol_version = Protocol
httpd = ServerClass(server_address, HandlerClass)

sa = httpd.socket.getsockname()
print "Serving HTTP on", sa[0], "port", sa[1], "..."