Web Server for Chrome

Web Server for Chrome is an open source (MIT) HTTP server for Chrome. A Web Server for Chrome, serves web pages from a local folder over the network, using HTTP. Runs offline. It runs anywhere that you have Chrome installed, Windows PC, Mac computer, Linux, so you can take it anywhere. It even works on ARM chromebooks.

web server for chrome

It now has the option to listen on the local network, so other computers can access your files. Additionally, it can try and get an internet address.

Many people use this to do basic web development on a chromebook. It is also handy for sharing files over a local network between computers, or even on the internet.

Once you install it, navigate to http://127.0.0.1:8887. The default behavior right now is very simple. You choose a directory to serve static content. It is now able to stream large files and handle range requests. It also sets mime types correctly.

Web Server for Chrome Features

  • serve local files
  • configure listening port
  • configure listening interface (e.g. localhost or all interfaces)
  • custom http handlers possible
  • websocket support available
  • works nice with chrome.runtime.onSuspend
  • options for autostart, start in background, etc etc.
  • handles range requests, HEAD, etc
  • options for CORS
  • optional PUT, DELETE request (for upload files)
  • sets MIME types
  • can render directory listing

Download

Get it for free from Chrome web store here.

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