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I am looking for a relatively simple to use web server like the AsyncWebServer available in Arduino. I need it to run on Windows Visual Studio C++. Any ideas?

What I have tried:

I have investigated using the standard Microsoft webserver but it seems to depend on using .NET
Updated 5-Apr-23 12:48pm
Richard MacCutchan 3-Apr-23 9:02am    
What do you mean by "I need it to run on Windows Visual Studio C++."? IIS runs stand-alone on Windows and only uses the default .NET installed libraries.

I think the easiest / quickest way to spin up a HTTP server on your local machine is:[^]

It's an npm package -- so you'll need to have node.js and npm (which comes with node.js installation).

So the steps are:

1. (if you don't have node.js) install node.js
2. Install the http-server component globally -- just means you can run it at any time from your console : run the following commnad $ npm install --global http-server
3. run the http-server on any port $ http-server -p 8083
4. Either click the link (shown when you start the http-server) or open a browser and go to http://localhost:8083

That's it!
I use it all the time.

CTRL-C to close the http-server

You can run it from any folder on your machine and that will be the root of the web site.

Nice & easy.
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Take a look at this one: Windows Sockets Streams Part III - HTTP Server[^]. It doesn’t have any external dependencies.
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