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vgrafe and timneutkens fixes a few inconsistencies in server routes (#6382)
I spotted a few typos in the server files, that might confuse new/unexperienced users. I hope I did catch them all!
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Custom server example

How to use

Using create-next-app

Execute create-next-app with Yarn or npx to bootstrap the example:

npx create-next-app --example custom-server custom-server-app
# or
yarn create next-app --example custom-server custom-server-app

Download manually

Download the example:

curl | tar -xz --strip=2 next.js-canary/examples/custom-server
cd custom-server

Install it and run:

npm install
npm run dev
# or
yarn dev

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The idea behind the example

Most of the times the default Next server will be enough but sometimes you want to run your own server to customize routes or other kind of the app behavior. Next provides a Custom server and routing so you can customize as much as you want.

The example shows a server that serves the component living in pages/a.js when the route /b is requested and pages/b.js when the route /a is accessed. This is obviously a non-standard routing strategy. You can see how this custom routing is being made inside server.js.