Java18 introduced a Simple web server class and command line tool to start and run webserver.
It is not full fledged webserver to replace commerical avialiable webservers. It just provides an webserver with development, testing and adhoc applications.
It supports HTTP HEAD and GET requests All the other requests gives an error message “501 - Not Implemented or a 405 - Not Allowed response” Supports HTTP/1.1, and does not support HTTPS.
How to create a Simple Web Server with command line
With JDK18 installed, You can open Commandline.
Run the below command to Start Simple web server
$ Jwebserver URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/
It starts webserver and print message with Hostname and port number. Default port is 8000
You can change the port using -p option as below
Jwebserver -p 8100
Similarly, You can change the hostname using -b option as given below
jwebserver -b 0.0.0.0
Static files are accessible, and these are served from current directory.
You can change the directory using
Create a webserver with Java API
Here is an JEP about this feature.