This is a simple Node.js module that allows the user to quickly bootstrap a server utilising the Express framework.


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This is a simple Node.js module that allows the user to quickly bootstrap a server utilising the Express framework.

Getting Started

It is available through the NPM registry by using the following command:

$ npm install @horwood/server

Running via the CLI

In order to run the server from the CLI, run:

$ horwood-server

The server must be provided with a server.conf module in order to function. By default, it looks in the root directory of your project for a module named server.conf. If you wish to override this, you can use the following command:

$ horwood-server --server-conf=./path/to/server.conf

Running Programmatically

To run the server programmatically, you must call Server.start using a valid ServerConf.

const horwoodServer = require('@horwood/server');
const serverConf = new horwoodServer.ServerConf(require('./server.conf'));


Configuration should be provided using the following format:

const port = 8080;
const serverConf = {
  'logConf': {
    'location': './logs',
    'preserve': false,
    'level': 'INFO'
  'endpoints': [
      'method': 'GET',
      'path': '/',
      'callback': (req, res) => {
  'port': port,
  'prefix': '/api',
  'staticConf': {
      'prefix': '',
      'root': 'dist'
  'proxies': [
          'path': 'endpoints',
          'destination': `http://localhost:${port}/api`
  'sockets': true,
  'socketsCallback': (io) => {
      io.on('connection', (socket) => {
module.exports = serverConf;

Valid configuration properties are listed below.

Property Description Options Default
logConf.location Where log files will be stored. ./logs
logConf.preserve Whether or not to preserve old logs. true
logConf.level The level of logs to output. VERBOSE
endpoints A list of endpoints to be mapped. []
endpoint.method The HTTP method to use for the endpoint. DELETE
endpoint.path The path to use for the endpoint.
endpoint.callback The function to call when the endpoint is hit.
port The port to deploy the server on. 8080
prefix The prefix to prepend all endpoints with. /api
staticConf.prefix The prefix to prepend to requests for static content.
staticConf.root The root of the static content.
proxies A list of proxies to be configured. []
proxy.path The path to use for the proxy.
proxy.destination Where to send the request to when the path is hit.
sockets A flag stating whether sockets should be enabled. true
socketsCallback A callback that is called when Socket IO is ready.

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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