Instructions on how to start the API2HTML server to serve an example blog site.
API2HTML needs a configuration file in
json format with the definition of the service you want to start. As the configuration file declares what templates are loaded in every page, you will need to have these templates in a folder too. The easiest way to get started is using the blog example provided in the source code under
examples/blog. Here you have all the files to run your first site.
As we said, we will use the blog example to demonstrate how API2HTML works. The code is provided in the source code. Just do:
cd examples/blog api2html serve -d -c config.json -p 8080
This will start the server in
http://localhost:8080, with a fake blog that is loading data from an external API. The flag
-d enables the debug so you can see everything is happening, do not use it in production.
To stop the service just press
You can use any other example instead of the blog.
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