Kasper Christensen Kasper Christensen - 10 months ago 61
Python Question

How to start python simpleHTTPServer on Windows 10

I recently bought a Windows 10 machine and now I want to run a server locally for testing a webpage I am developing.

On Windows 7 it was always very simple to start a HTTP Server via python and the command prompt. Fx writing the below code would fire up a HTTP server and I could watch the website through localhost.

C:\pathToIndexfile\python -m SimpleHTTPServer

This does however not seems to work on Windows 10...

Does anyone know how to do this on Windows 10?

Answer Source

Ok, so different commands is apparently needed.

This works:

C:\pathToIndexfile\py -m http.server

As pointed out in a comment, the change to "http.server" is not because of windows, but because I changed from python 2 to python 3.