Alex Tan edited this page Jul 10, 2016 · 5 revisions
Clone this wiki locally

Serving Static Files with HTTP

The HTTP package provides good support for efficiently serving static files.

This is a complete Go webserver serving static files:

package main

import "net/http"

func main() {
    panic(http.ListenAndServe(":8080", http.FileServer(http.Dir("/usr/share/doc"))))

That example is intentionally short to make a point. Using panic() to deal with an error is probably too aggressive & would produce too much output.

See net/http documentation and in particular the FileServer example for a more typical example.