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Austin Miller1,047 Points
How do you create a local server?
The video says to download the files and then create a local server. It says that one way to do that is to use a plugin in Visual Studio. I don't use Visual Studio, and the video doesn't mention any other ways to set up a local server. How do I do that?
This should really be part of the video, or at least mentioned in the teacher's notes.
Laura CoronelTreehouse Teacher
Hey Austin Miller You are totally right! I just added a teacher's note on another way of launching a local server but I'll also type it up here.
If you don't use Visual Studio Code, one way of launching a local server is by using the http-server package. To use it first open your terminal and navigate to the
scoreboard project files. Run
npx http-server . -o -c-1 The
-o should automatically launch your project in the browser. If not the terminal will tell you the url to navigate to in your browser to see the project. Might look something like this:
laura scoreboard %npx http-server . -o -c-1 Starting up http-server, serving . http-server version: 14.1.1 http-server settings: CORS: disabled Cache: -1 seconds Connection Timeout: 120 seconds Directory Listings: visible AutoIndex: visible Serve GZIP Files: false Serve Brotli Files: false Default File Extension: none Available on: http://127.0.0.1:8080 Hit CTRL-C to stop the server Open: http://127.0.0.1:8080
Let me know if this works or if you're having any issues with it!