Building a basic web server is an essential first step for anyone learning web application development. This article will guide you through creating a basic web server in Golang.
To benefit from this article, you will need the following:
- Go installed (version
- Basic knowledge of the Go programming language
Table of Contents:
Creating a Simple Web Server
Let’s start by creating a basic web server using the
net/http package from the Go standard library.
Exploring More Web Server Features
While our web server is currently very basic, there are several additional features we can add:
- We can set custom routes for different webpage paths
- We can implement reading from and writing to the request and response bodies
For now, we will continue using our simple
"Hello, World!" response handler.
Running and Testing
To run and test our web server, we can use the following steps:
Compile and run the server:
In a separate terminal or a web browser, navigate to
http://localhost:8080, and you should see the
"Hello, World!" message.
We have demonstrated how to build a basic web server in Golang. This server listens for incoming connections and serves a simple
"Hello, World!" message to the client. While this server is basic, it is a solid foundation for more complex applications built using Golang.
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