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What is http?

The 'http' npm package is a core Node.js module that provides utilities for creating HTTP servers and clients. It allows developers to build web servers and make HTTP requests.

What are http's main functionalities?

Creating an HTTP Server

This feature allows you to create an HTTP server that listens on a specified port and hostname. The server responds with 'Hello, World!' to any incoming request.

const http = require('http');
const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
  res.statusCode = 200;
  res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/plain');
  res.end('Hello, World!');
});
server.listen(3000, '127.0.0.1', () => {
  console.log('Server running at http://127.0.0.1:3000/');
});

Making an HTTP GET Request

This feature allows you to make an HTTP GET request to a specified URL. The response data is collected and logged to the console.

const http = require('http');
http.get('http://www.example.com', (res) => {
  let data = '';
  res.on('data', (chunk) => {
    data += chunk;
  });
  res.on('end', () => {
    console.log(data);
  });
}).on('error', (e) => {
  console.error(`Got error: ${e.message}`);
});

Handling HTTP POST Requests

This feature allows you to handle HTTP POST requests. The server collects the POST data and responds with it.

const http = require('http');
const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
  if (req.method === 'POST') {
    let body = '';
    req.on('data', chunk => {
      body += chunk.toString();
    });
    req.on('end', () => {
      res.end('Received POST data: ' + body);
    });
  } else {
    res.statusCode = 405;
    res.end('Method Not Allowed');
  }
});
server.listen(3000, '127.0.0.1', () => {
  console.log('Server running at http://127.0.0.1:3000/');
});

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Security holding package

This package name is not currently in use, but was formerly occupied by another package. To avoid malicious use, npm is hanging on to the package name, but loosely, and we'll probably give it to you if you want it.

You may adopt this package by contacting support@npmjs.com and requesting the name.

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Package last updated on 24 Mar 2020

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