Python: Simple HTTP Server on python.

(Repost from old blog)

Python have several modules that help you to achieve your goals. This week, on my spare time that is getting every day more scarce I spend time figuring out how to create a Python Web Server, I was planing to use it over an application that I’m developing on ICT Consulting. At the end I didn’t use it because I didn’t want a “passive” communication, but probably I will use this code on the CRM Desktop application that we use here.

Anyway, this code may be helpful for you too. I found that creating a small web server is really simple, It starts getting bigger as you add functions to that web server, but the basis is quite simple.

import os import cgi import sys from BaseHTTPServer import HTTPServer, BaseHTTPRequestHandler class customHTTPServer(BaseHTTPRequestHandler): def do_GET(self): self.send_response(200) self.send_header('Content-type', 'text/html') self.end_headers() self.wfile.write('<HTML><body>Get!</body></HTML>') return def do_POST(self): global rootnode ctype,pdict = cgi.parse_header(self.headers.getheader('Content-type')) if ctype == 'multipart/form-data': query = cgi.parse_multipart(self.rfile, pdict) self.send_response(301) self.end_headers() self.wfile.write('Post!') def main(): try: server = HTTPServer(('',8080),customHTTPServer) print 'server started at port 8080' server.serve_forever() except KeyboardInterrupt: server.socket.close() if __name__=='__main__': main() read more