caddy

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Caddy

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Caddy is a lightweight, general-purpose web server for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. It is a capable alternative to other popular and easy to use web servers. (@caddyserver on Twitter)

The most notable features are HTTP/2, Let's Encrypt support, Virtual Hosts, TLS + SNI, and easy configuration with a Caddyfile. In development, you usually put one Caddyfile with each site. In production, Caddy serves HTTPS by default and manages all cryptographic assets for you.

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Getting Caddy

Caddy binaries have no dependencies and are available for nearly every platform.

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Quick Start

The website has full documentation but this will get you started in about 30 seconds:

Place a file named "Caddyfile" with your site. Paste this into it and save:

localhost

gzip
browse
ext .html
websocket /echo cat
log ../access.log
header /api Access-Control-Allow-Origin *

Run caddy from that directory, and it will automatically use that Caddyfile to configure itself.

That simple file enables compression, allows directory browsing (for folders without an index file), serves clean URLs, hosts a WebSocket echo server at /echo, logs requests to access.log, and adds the coveted Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * header for all responses from some API.

Wow! Caddy can do a lot with just a few lines.

Defining multiple sites

You can run multiple sites from the same Caddyfile, too:

site1.com {
	# ...
}

site2.com, sub.site2.com {
	# ...
}

Note that all these sites will automatically be served over HTTPS using Let's Encrypt as the CA. Caddy will manage the certificates (including renewals) for you. You don't even have to think about it.

For more documentation, please view the website. You may also be interested in the [developer guide] (https://github.com/mholt/caddy/wiki) on this project's GitHub wiki.

Running from Source

Note: You will need Go 1.4 or a later version.

  1. $ go get github.com/mholt/caddy
  2. cd into your website's directory
  3. Run caddy (assumes $GOPATH/bin is in your $PATH)

If you're tinkering, you can also use go run main.go.

By default, Caddy serves the current directory at localhost:2015. You can place a Caddyfile to configure Caddy for serving your site.

Caddy accepts some flags from the command line. Run caddy -h to view the help for flags. You can also pipe a Caddyfile into the caddy command.

Running as root: We advise against this; use setcap instead, like so: setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep ./caddy This will allow you to listen on ports < 1024 like 80 and 443.

Docker Container

Caddy is available as a Docker container from any of these sources:

3rd-party dependencies

Although Caddy's binaries are completely static, Caddy relies on some excellent libraries. Godoc.org shows the packages that each Caddy package imports.

Contributing

Join our dev chat on Gitter to chat with other Caddy developers! (Dev chat only; try our support room for help or general for anything else.)

This project would not be what it is without your help. Please see the contributing guidelines if you haven't already.

Thanks for making Caddy -- and the Web -- better!

Special thanks to DigitalOcean for hosting the Caddy project.

About the project

Caddy was born out of the need for a "batteries-included" web server that runs anywhere and doesn't have to take its configuration with it. Caddy took inspiration from spark, nginx, lighttpd, Websocketd and Vagrant, which provides a pleasant mixture of features from each of them.

Twitter: @mholt6

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Package caddy implements the Caddy web server as a service in your own Go programs.
Package caddy implements the Caddy web server as a service in your own Go programs.
letsencrypt
Package letsencrypt integrates Let's Encrypt functionality into Caddy with first-class support for creating and renewing certificates automatically.
Package letsencrypt integrates Let's Encrypt functionality into Caddy with first-class support for creating and renewing certificates automatically.
parse
Package parse provides facilities for parsing configuration files.
Package parse provides facilities for parsing configuration files.
Package middleware provides some types and functions common among middleware.
Package middleware provides some types and functions common among middleware.
basicauth
Package basicauth implements HTTP Basic Authentication.
Package basicauth implements HTTP Basic Authentication.
browse
Package browse provides middleware for listing files in a directory when directory path is requested instead of a specific file.
Package browse provides middleware for listing files in a directory when directory path is requested instead of a specific file.
errors
Package errors implements an HTTP error handling middleware.
Package errors implements an HTTP error handling middleware.
extensions
Package extensions contains middleware for clean URLs.
Package extensions contains middleware for clean URLs.
fastcgi
Package fastcgi has middleware that acts as a FastCGI client.
Package fastcgi has middleware that acts as a FastCGI client.
gzip
Package gzip provides a simple middleware layer that performs gzip compression on the response.
Package gzip provides a simple middleware layer that performs gzip compression on the response.
headers
Package headers provides middleware that appends headers to requests based on a set of configuration rules that define which routes receive which headers.
Package headers provides middleware that appends headers to requests based on a set of configuration rules that define which routes receive which headers.
inner
Package inner provides a simple middleware that (a) prevents access to internal locations and (b) allows to return files from internal location by setting a special header, e.g.
Package inner provides a simple middleware that (a) prevents access to internal locations and (b) allows to return files from internal location by setting a special header, e.g.
log
Package log implements basic but useful request (access) logging middleware.
Package log implements basic but useful request (access) logging middleware.
markdown
Package markdown is middleware to render markdown files as HTML on-the-fly.
Package markdown is middleware to render markdown files as HTML on-the-fly.
proxy
Package proxy is middleware that proxies requests.
Package proxy is middleware that proxies requests.
redirect
Package redirect is middleware for redirecting certain requests to other locations.
Package redirect is middleware for redirecting certain requests to other locations.
rewrite
Package rewrite is middleware for rewriting requests internally to a different path.
Package rewrite is middleware for rewriting requests internally to a different path.
templates
Package templates implements template execution for files to be dynamically rendered for the client.
Package templates implements template execution for files to be dynamically rendered for the client.
websocket
Package websocket implements a WebSocket server by executing a command and piping its input and output through the WebSocket connection.
Package websocket implements a WebSocket server by executing a command and piping its input and output through the WebSocket connection.
Package server implements a configurable, general-purpose web server.
Package server implements a configurable, general-purpose web server.

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