Chapter 3Localhost, the Best Host

How Can We Serve Websites Without Servers?

Is there any way for us to serve a website without a web server? No.

Your business probably already has a web server out on the Internet responding to browser requests right now. This server is “in production” and already dedicated to serving customers. What unexpected craziness might happen if you start making changes to it? Consider the production server unavailable for experimentation. Servers for new projects may not be allocated yet.

Our question then moves away from “How can we view a website without a server?” to “Can we have our own personal web server?” Preferably a server letting us deliver our work as it evolves from design into HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and ...

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