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Write a simple HTTP server in Python

The default Python distribution has a built-in support to the HTTP protocol that you can use to make a simple stand-alone Web server.

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The Python module that provides this support is called BaseFTTPServer and can be used in our programs just including it in our sources:

from BaseHTTPServer import BaseHTTPRequestHandler,HTTPServer

Hello world !

Let's start with the first basic example. It just return "Hello World !" on the web browser.


Run it by typing:

debarm:~/playground/python/httpserver# python example1.py

Then open your web browser on this URL: http://fox_ip_address:8080.

"Hello World !" will appear on your browser and two log messages on the FOX console:

Started httpserver on port  8080 - - [30/Jan/2012 15:40:52] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 - - - [30/Jan/2012 15:40:52] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 200 -

Serve static files

Let's try an example that shows how to serve static files like index.html, style.css, javascript code and images:


This new example:

Run it by typing:

debarm:~/playground/python/httpserver# python example2.py

then open your web browser on this URL: http://fox_ip_address:8080.

An HTML home page will appear on your browser.

Read data from a form

Now explore how to read incoming data from an HTML form.


Run this example:

debarm:~/playground/python/httpserver# python example3.py

and type your name in the "Your name" label.

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