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JavaScript npm Basics (retiring) Installing Packages with npm Installing Global Packages

http-server not working for me either

I started with... $ npm install http-server -g

first attempt to get it to work... $ http-server my_project

second attempt ... $ http-server C:\Users\leemsy\Desktop\my_project

third attempt ... $ http-server "C:\Users\leemsy\Desktop\my_project"

fourth attempt ... $ http-server C:\Users\leemsy\Desktop\my_project\index.html

Nothing works.

2 Answers

Found the problem: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/56364464/http-server-with-localhost3000-gives-err-invalid-redirect

"Try downgrading the http-server version as the latest version (0.10.0 and 0.11.0) is causing issue due to ecstatic (3.3.2). Try uninstalling the current http-server version and then try to install 0.9.0 or older version." $ npm uninstall -g http-server $ npm install http-server@0.9.0

Also, make sure you install the server in the directory the website will be run out of. ;)

Here is what I did.

1.) I created a new directory (in my Desktop directory) called "my_project" that contains an index.html file.

2.) I located to the "my_project" directory in windows powershell and typed

npm install http-server@0.9.0

3.) I typed in node and the entire path to the http-server file.

node C:\Users\leemsy\Desktop\my_project\node_modules\http-server\bin\http-server

4.) Then I saw this ...

Type into your browser and the page should come up. Be sure to refresh the page.