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Creating an HTTP Server in NodeJS

In this lab, we will be using a server that has Node.js installed, and we will be setting up a basic web server on it using the HTTP module. This will present us the opportunity to put into practice our knowledge of Node.js. Once the lab requirements are completed, and if you have some spare time, experiment and see what else you can do beyond the basics. This lab has some additional time allotted for that purpose.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jul 31, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Using SSH, Log into the Provided Server on the Server's Public IP Address

    In the lab information is the public IP address of the server. You will need to log in using the cloud_user credentials that are provided.

  2. Challenge

    Create a .js File That Can Be Used to Instantiate an HTTP Server

    Use the text editor of your choice to create a file that Node.js can understand, which uses the HTTP module to create a web server listening on port 8080, and that serves the required text.

  3. Challenge

    Start the Node Server and Validate Using a Browser

    Issue the node command with the file as an argument, and then open a browser to the server's public IP address on port 8080. Ensure that the proper text is displayed.

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