A Quick Start Guide of HTTP Server Using Go
In this article, take a look at a quick start guide of HTTP Server using Go.
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Why We Need to Know HTTP Request and Response
Data is being shared with many software that could be web applications or mobile applications to visualize and make an impact. HTTP is the most popular and robust way to expose the data to different kinds of applications.
In case you don't have Go installed in your local machine, download the binary release suitable for your system.
After downloading the package, open and follow the instructions, then go to the distribution file, which should be installed to
Now set the PATH of Go distribution to make the Go command available.
Create HTTP Server
In Go, it's just like magic to start an HTTP server where you just need to import "net/http" package and define the HTTP listen to port and server. Paste the following code into your first server.go file and save it.
Navigate to your working server.go file directory and build and run your go sever $ go run server.go
Paste the following URL into your browser and hit enter.
You should be able to see the following in your browser:
404 is expected here because we have not created the /(root) handler yet. The new version of your server.go is the following:
Type the following URL on your browser
This time you should be able to see the following response in your browser:
Hope this helped!
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