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hellonode!

the simplest possible http server hello world example in node

features

  • Example package.json
  • Starts up simple httpServer with helloworld

installation

 git clone git://github.com/Marak/hellonode.git
 cd hellonode
 node server.js

Now you should have a listening node.js http server running on port 80

the code

// requires node's http module
var http = require('http');

// creates a new httpServer instance
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  
  // ^^ this is the callback, or request handler for the httpServer
  
  // respond to the browser, write some headers so the 
  // browser knows what type of content we are sending
  res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  
  // write some content to the browser that your user will see
  res.write('hello, i know nodejitsu.')
  
  // close the response
  res.end();
  
}).listen(80); // the server will listen on port 80