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node.js server not being created properly

The server does not seem to be created properly. I am using node.js , I am using the https version of the createServer module however the "hello world" code is not being written on the port that I have programmatically dictated. When I try and preview the progress on the port I specified, I get an error stating workspace not available. Is this a workspace error? My code seems to be identical compared to the lesson . here is the snapshot of the my code so far. : https://w.trhou.se/ma1dxfvo17

To anyone that is reading this question I have solved the issue by changing the server type from https to http, However I am still curious on why the https module was causing this error and the http module was not, if someone could explain I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

1 Answer

Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Yep flipping the https module to the http does work. I believe it does't "just work" because https requires SSL certificates for the server to initialize properly for secure communication. See the code in the first answer on this stack overflow to see what steps you'd need to do with SSL.

Thank you Andrew I really appreciate that! also thanks for finding the info for finding the steps for the ssl. just one more thing to play around with. Cheers!