2 Minute HTTP server using Express in Node.js

I covered setting up a simple HTTP server using Node.js previously, but that was using the package “http-server” for serving files.

Today I hit the point of needing to write server-side code, so my approach had to change.

Follow these steps to get up and running asap:

  1. Install Node.js if you haven’t already
  2. Open your shell of choice (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.)
  3. “cd” to your Project folder
  4. If you don’t have a “package.json” file, run “npm init” and mash Enter
  5. Run “npm install express –save” (dash dash save, sorry for WordPress formatting)
  6. Copy and paste the code below into a new file “server.js”
  7. Run “node server.js”

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