Python’s SimpleHTTPServer is a module that allows you to instantly create a web server or serve your files in a snap. With SimpleHTTPServer, you don’t need to install anything since you have python interpreter installed. It is very simple to install Python server on CentOS 7 and this article sheds light on it.
You can install Python by executing the yum command in your terminal.
[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# yum install python -y Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.vbctv.in * extras: mirror.vbctv.in * updates: mirror.vbctv.in . . . Updated: python.x86_64 0:2.7.5-48.el7 Dependency Updated: python-libs.x86_64 0:2.7.5-48.el7 Complete!
Once it is done, start python http server by running the following command.
[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# python2.7 -m SimpleHTTPServer 8880 Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8880 ...
After that, open your browser and give the url as serverip:8880(192.168.7.165:8880). It will display the server. The sever starts running on your screen.
While server runs in browser, you can see the it will log details displayed on your terminal.
[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# python2.7 -m SimpleHTTPServer 8880 Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8880 ... 192.168.7.165 - - [03/Aug/2017 06:16:53] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 - 192.168.7.165 - - [03/Aug/2017 06:16:53] code , message File 192.168.7.165 - - [03/Aug/2017 06:16:53] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" - 192.168.7.165 - - [03/Aug/2017 06:16:53], message File
With this, the installation of Phython Server is complete.
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