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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Simple Server in Node.js Creating a Simple Server

Peter Retvari
Peter Retvari
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 8,392 Points

I missed a control step from this: to display to the console whenever a user made a request.

Hi folks, I used this code for myself to make sure that 'somebody' visited 'my page' and made a user request:

  console.log("User made a request");
var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (request, response) {
  console.log("User made a request");
  response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  response.write('Hello World!');
console.log("Chill the hell up. Server is running now.");

I used it because it was easier to see it what's happening under the hood / in the background on 'my server' whenever a user visits 'my page' or making a request and last but not least it also helped me to understand more the basic concept of how a server works with Node.js: try it like this. Copy this code to your app.js and save it. After just type node app.js to the console and hit enter. YOU WON'T see the user made request text. You will see it ONLY WHENEVER A USER MAKING A REQUEST. You can now try to visit the port 3000 and observe your console. Now you are able to see "User made a request". So I just wanted to emphasize that it's 2 separated things: 1)server is running => I've made a server 2) user made a request.

Hope it will help somebody.