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hugo server

hugo server

A high performance webserver


Hugo provides its own webserver which builds and serves the site. While hugo server is high performance, it is a webserver with limited options. Many run it in production, but the standard behavior is for people to use it in development and use a more full featured server such as Nginx or Caddy.

'hugo server' will avoid writing the rendered and served content to disk, preferring to store it in memory.

By default hugo will also watch your files for any changes you make and automatically rebuild the site. It will then live reload any open browser pages and push the latest content to them. As most Hugo sites are built in a fraction of a second, you will be able to save and see your changes nearly instantly.

hugo server [flags]


      --appendPort             append port to baseURL (default true)
  -b, --baseURL string         hostname (and path) to the root, e.g.
      --bind string            interface to which the server will bind (default "")
  -D, --buildDrafts            include content marked as draft
  -E, --buildExpired           include expired content
  -F, --buildFuture            include content with publishdate in the future
      --cacheDir string        filesystem path to cache directory. Defaults: $TMPDIR/hugo_cache/
      --cleanDestinationDir    remove files from destination not found in static directories
  -c, --contentDir string      filesystem path to content directory
  -d, --destination string     filesystem path to write files to
      --disableBrowserError    do not show build errors in the browser
      --disableFastRender      enables full re-renders on changes
      --disableKinds strings   disable different kind of pages (home, RSS etc.)
      --disableLiveReload      watch without enabling live browser reload on rebuild
      --enableGitInfo          add Git revision, date and author info to the pages
      --forceSyncStatic        copy all files when static is changed.
      --gc                     enable to run some cleanup tasks (remove unused cache files) after the build
  -h, --help                   help for server
      --i18n-warnings          print missing translations
      --ignoreCache            ignores the cache directory
  -l, --layoutDir string       filesystem path to layout directory
      --liveReloadPort int     port for live reloading (i.e. 443 in HTTPS proxy situations) (default -1)
      --meminterval string     interval to poll memory usage (requires --memstats), valid time units are "ns", "us" (or "µs"), "ms", "s", "m", "h". (default "100ms")
      --memstats string        log memory usage to this file
      --minify                 minify any supported output format (HTML, XML etc.)
      --navigateToChanged      navigate to changed content file on live browser reload
      --noChmod                don't sync permission mode of files
      --noHTTPCache            prevent HTTP caching
      --noTimes                don't sync modification time of files
      --path-warnings          print warnings on duplicate target paths etc.
  -p, --port int               port on which the server will listen (default 1313)
      --print-mem              print memory usage to screen at intervals
      --renderToDisk           render to Destination path (default is render to memory & serve from there)
      --templateMetrics        display metrics about template executions
      --templateMetricsHints   calculate some improvement hints when combined with --templateMetrics
  -t, --theme strings          themes to use (located in /themes/THEMENAME/)
      --trace file             write trace to file (not useful in general)
  -w, --watch                  watch filesystem for changes and recreate as needed (default true)

Options inherited from parent commands

      --config string              config file (default is path/config.yaml|json|toml)
      --configDir string           config dir (default "config")
      --debug                      debug output
  -e, --environment string         build environment
      --ignoreVendor               ignores any _vendor directory
      --ignoreVendorPaths string   ignores any _vendor for module paths matching the given Glob pattern
      --log                        enable Logging
      --logFile string             log File path (if set, logging enabled automatically)
      --quiet                      build in quiet mode
  -s, --source string              filesystem path to read files relative from
      --themesDir string           filesystem path to themes directory
  -v, --verbose                    verbose output
      --verboseLog                 verbose logging


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