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Sep 30, 2016

Run Python SimpleHttpServer on Amazon AWS EC2

Sep 30, 2016
With Python's SimpleHTTPServer you can quickly setup a webserver without any hassle. In order to use it, you don't need to install or configure anything.. you just need to have python installed on your server.

Step 1: Open up your AWS console and in your instance security group make the Inbound & Outbound settings like shown in the sceenshots below

Step 2: Login into your remote server via ssh

aman@vostro:~$ ssh -i yourkeyfile.pem ubuntu@your-server-ip

Step 3: After you got logged in, Create a Html page named index.html which will be displayed.
ubuntu@ip-132-55-51-221:~$ nano index.html

press Ctrl+o, enter then Ctrl+x to save and exit nano after you have written your html code.
<h1>Hello, TechInfected!</h1>

Step 4: Finally, Run the server to display that html page.
ubuntu@ip-132-55-51-221:~$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Serving HTTP on port 8000 ...

Open up your browser and enter your public ip with the port on which the server is running.

Note: By default files are served on port 8000,  you can change it to any other like shown below
ubuntu@ip-132-55-51-221:~$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9000
Serving HTTP on port 9000 ...

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