created_at2018-01-24 04:05:34.240003
updated_at2022-02-03 18:34:53.26017
descriptionA tiny little web server




A tiny little web server

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What is servy?

Well it's a tiny little web server written in rust.
It's a single binary with only a few flags meant to be analogous to python -m http.server

Important Note

By default servy starts on the ipv6 interface by using the host string [::1] If you want to start it on the ipv4 interface use a ipv4 host string (see below)



Start a web server on port 8000

servy my/dir

Start a web server using my/dir as root directory

servy -p 8080

Start servy on port 8080

servy -h

Start servy with host string (start on the ipv4 loopback interface)

servy -v

Use verbose output (print out a debug message every time a connection is made)

servy --help

Print the help message

Stuff inside

Servy in built on top of hyper. I like it because it's small and simple, compared to larger frameworks, without being unwieldy.

Benchmarks (cuz why not)

As servy is built on tokio-minihttp it's quite fast. On my laptop with an Intel Core i7-4700MQ @ 2.4GHz with 16GB of RAM When I run wrk -c 200 -d 10 -t 20 http://\[::1\]:8000/Cargo.toml I get

Running 10s test @ http://[::1]:8000/Cargo.toml
  20 threads and 200 connections
  Thread Stats   Avg      Stdev     Max   +/- Stdev
    Latency     1.87ms    1.20ms 205.06ms   99.30%
    Req/Sec     5.40k   449.11    11.21k    93.31%
  1084315 requests in 10.10s, 261.62MB read
Requests/sec: 107361.59
Transfer/sec:     25.90MB

For comparision running the same test on python -m http.server on Python 3.6.4

Running 10s test @
  20 threads and 200 connections
  Thread Stats   Avg      Stdev     Max   +/- Stdev
    Latency    10.13ms   72.55ms   1.68s    97.76%
    Req/Sec   371.84    314.60     1.94k    76.29%
  20260 requests in 10.08s, 10.55MB read
  Socket errors: connect 0, read 0, write 0, timeout 17
Requests/sec:   2009.57
Transfer/sec:      1.05MB


If you run into any issues, have any suggestions on improvements, on even a pull request, shot it my way. All feedback is welcome and appreciated!

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