How to create a server in node.js

If you read my previous tutorial How to make your first program in Node.js this one is quite easy.

Node.js allows us to easely create a HTTP server. To demonstrate it we will create a web page that show a simple message “Hello world!”

The first step is to create a Notepad++ file and type the following code:

Then save your file as server.js.

The next step is to open Node.js command prompt, and after we change the directory, we will type the following command:

node server.js

The open your browser and go to the localhost:

http://127.0.0.1:8081

The output must look like the image below: