Node.js v5.1.0 Documentation

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An example of a web server written with Node.js which responds with 'Hello World':

var http = require('http');

http.createServer(function (request, response) {
  response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
  response.end('Hello World\n');

console.log('Server running at');

To run the server, put the code into a file called example.js and execute it with the node program

> node example.js
Server running at

All of the examples in the documentation can be run similarly.