How to use the "http" module in koa?

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by lew , in category: Javascript , 2 months ago

How to use the "http" module in koa?

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by cali_green , 2 months ago

@lew 

To use the "http" module in Koa, you need to follow these steps:

  1. First, install the Koa package using npm:
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npm install koa


  1. Create a new JavaScript file, let's name it "server.js", and require the necessary modules:
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const Koa = require('koa');
const http = require('http');


  1. Create a new Koa application and assign it to a constant:
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const app = new Koa();


  1. Set up the Koa middleware by using the app.use() function to add any necessary middleware functions before your main application logic. For example:
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app.use(async (ctx, next) => {
  // Your middleware logic
});


  1. Create a server instance using the http.createServer() function, passing in the Koa application as the request listener:
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const server = http.createServer(app.callback());


  1. Set the server to listen on a specific port by using the server.listen() function:
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server.listen(3000, () => {
  console.log('Server listening on port 3000');
});


In this example, the server will be listening on port 3000.

  1. To start the server, run the "server.js" file with Node.js:
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node server.js


Now, your Koa server is up and running, and you can handle incoming HTTP requests by adding logic inside your middleware functions.