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Streaming gulp plugin to run a local webserver with LiveReload

Hint: This is a rewrite of gulp-connect


$ npm install --save-dev gulp-webserver


The gulp.src('root') parameter is the root directory of the webserver. Multiple directories are possible.

var gulp = require('gulp');
var webserver = require('gulp-webserver');

gulp.task('webserver', function() {
      livereload: true,
      directoryListing: true,
      open: true


Key Type Default Description
host String localhost hostname of the webserver
port Number 8000 port of the webserver
livereload Boolean/Object false whether to use livereload. For advanced options, provide an object. You can use the 'port' property to set a custom live reload port and the filter function to filter out files to watch.
directoryListing Boolean/Object false whether to display a directory listing. For advanced options, provide an object with the 'enable' property set to true. You can use the 'path' property to set a custom path or the 'options' property to set custom serve-index options.
fallback String undefined file to fall back to (relative to webserver root)
open Boolean/String false open the localhost server in the browser. By providing a String you can specify the path to open.
https Boolean/Object false whether to use https or not. By default, gulp-webserver provides you with a development certificate but you remain free to specify a path for your key and certificate by providing an object like this one: {key: 'path/to/key.pem', cert: 'path/to/cert.pem'}.
middleware Array [] feature coming soon
proxies Array [] a list of proxy objects. Each proxy object can be specified by {source: '/abc', target: 'http://localhost:8080/abc', options: {headers: {'ABC_HEADER': 'abc'}}}.


Why can't I reach the server from the network?

Solution: Set as host option.

How can I use html5Mode for my single page app with this plugin?

Solution: Set the index.html of your application as fallback option. For example:

gulp.task('webserver', function() {
      fallback: 'index.html'


MIT License

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